The Leader of the Opposition has sent a public message of support to his hospitalised father who is slowly recovering after a fall.
His message has itself received further powerful tributes with people from both sides of the aisles wishing Adrian Delia’s father a speedy recovery.
“Keep on fighting Dad! It’s the only way to get on with healing,” Delia said today in a post alongside a selfie with his smiling father.
His father Andrew is 84-years-old and was injured as he was climbing a ladder to pick some oranges.
Delia himself recounted the moment his father nearly got paralysed in a poetic post a few days back.
“At 84 years young my dad never gives up. Never did. Never listened to anyone telling him that’s impossible. Nothing is. Not if you have a ladder. Put in on higher ground. Open it higher. And climb to the very top. And fall down and crash,” Delia said.
“Get 14 stitches, fracture a neck vertebra and look at a close paralysis for life in the eyes. Bashed, bruised and dizzied, he screamed in agonizing pain, red blood gushing out of his open wound, over the white sheets I laid him on. Then his blue eyes cleared washed in sparkling tears. ‘I still got the oranges, son!” he continued.