After a tough year in which he was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease, Joost van der Westhuizen is finally set to catch a break. The former sports star will be moving back in with his ex-wife Amor Vittone permanently and will receive round the clock care for the long-term.
Joost was diagnosed a few years back and in the time since, he has been struggling to deal with the disease. When he moves back home, he will need oxygen fed to him constantly, and will have very restricted movement. He recently said in an interview that he knows he is close to death and it seems even Amor couldn’t resist his implied plea for help.
To prepare for his impending fate, Joost has made every organization to ensure his family is taken care of. He has paid off his bond and even took the family on a holiday to ensure his kids get to spend as much time with their father as possible. Whether he will live to see them grow remains a contentious issue, but we hope he is granted at least a few years of comfort and familial love, and applaud Amor for her decision to take care of him.