Minden vagyonától megszabadult az apa, hogy beteg kislányával utazhasson

A dél-londoni fejvadásznak, John Silknek volt mit a tejbe aprítania, ám  egy új luxuslakás, vagy Porsche helyett szabadidőt vásárolt, hogy Down-szindrómás lánya álmait teljesítse.

Photo credit: PA Real Life. Pictured: John with Vicky in a Tuk Tuk, 2011 Thailand.   Usage: ANY publication (print, online, broadcast) of this image will incur a fee. Contact PA Real Life Online Editor Anna Roberts on +44 (0) 2079637218. Story: John Silk, a Porsche-driving businessman told of how he traded in his career-driven life so he could afford to show his Down's Syndrome daughter the world and see her everyday.  Former employment agency owner John Silk, 55, swapped his high-flying job for odd jobs, sold his car and began obsessively using supermarket coupons in a bid to raise the funds needed to fulfil his daughter Vicky Silk's dream of travelling and says he has never been happier. His wife, Gerry has also changed her high powered personnel job to spend time with VIcky.

A férfinek 21 évvel ezelőtt született meg kislánya, Vicky, lyukas szívvel, és Down-szindrómával. Az orvosok 15 évet adtak neki maximum, amit már most bőven túlszárnyalt, de sajnos tényleg nem lehet tudni, melyik napja lesz az utolsó. Apja ezért lánya kiskorában eladta Porschéját, feladta jól jövedelmező állását, elment buszsofőrnek, hogy ő vihesse és hozhassa Vickyt az iskolából, és folyamatosan a lányával tölti az idejét.

Photo credit: PA Real Life. Pictured: John with Vicky in a boat,  2009 Barbados.    Usage: ANY publication (print, online, broadcast) of this image will incur a fee. Contact PA Real Life Online Editor Anna Roberts on +44 (0) 2079637218. Story: John Silk, a Porsche-driving businessman told of how he traded in his career-driven life so he could afford to show his Down's Syndrome daughter the world and see her everyday.  Former employment agency owner John Silk, 55, swapped his high-flying job for odd jobs, sold his car and began obsessively using supermarket coupons in a bid to raise the funds needed to fulfil his daughter Vicky Silk's dream of travelling and says he has never been happier. His wife, Gerry has also changed her high powered personnel job to spend time with VIcky.

Megtakarításait is feléli, arra használja a pénzt, hogy életre szóló élményeket szerezzen Vickynek: az elmúlt 14 év során összesen 15 országban jártak, és minden kalandot kipróbáltak: Vicky úszott delfinekkel, lovagolt elefánton, búvárkodott, és más kultúrákkal ismerkedett. Silkék most sem pihennek: már a követekző utazást tervezgetik, amíg lehet.

Photo credit: PA Real Life. Pictured: Vicky,  2006 Seaworld, San Diego.   Usage: ANY publication (print, online, broadcast) of this image will incur a fee. Contact PA Real Life Online Editor Anna Roberts on +44 (0) 2079637218. Story: John Silk, a Porsche-driving businessman told of how he traded in his career-driven life so he could afford to show his Down's Syndrome daughter the world and see her everyday.  Former employment agency owner John Silk, 55, swapped his high-flying job for odd jobs, sold his car and began obsessively using supermarket coupons in a bid to raise the funds needed to fulfil his daughter Vicky Silk's dream of travelling and says he has never been happier. His wife, Gerry has also changed her high powered personnel job to spend time with VIcky.

Vicky 2006-ban a delfinekkel

Photo credit: PA Real Life. Pictured: John  with Vicky in a Submarine, 2009 Barbados.   Usage: ANY publication (print, online, broadcast) of this image will incur a fee. Contact PA Real Life Online Editor Anna Roberts on +44 (0) 2079637218. Story: John Silk, a Porsche-driving businessman told of how he traded in his career-driven life so he could afford to show his Down's Syndrome daughter the world and see her everyday.  Former employment agency owner John Silk, 55, swapped his high-flying job for odd jobs, sold his car and began obsessively using supermarket coupons in a bid to raise the funds needed to fulfil his daughter Vicky Silk's dream of travelling and says he has never been happier. His wife, Gerry has also changed her high powered personnel job to spend time with VIcky.

2009, Barbados

Forrás: Metro