Martial artist Gordon Liu (劉家輝) has made significant progress in his health and adjusted to his new lifestyle. The fifty-eight-year-old shared photos of a recent gathering with friends, looking stronger and happier than during his more troubled days.
After Gordon suffered a stroke in 2011 that left him partially paralyzed, he checked into a nursing home and became estranged from his immediate family. His wife and two children were allegedly after his inheritance, and his former assistant Eva Fung (馮映華) also added to the conflict by withholding his 2 million RMB in assets.
In 2013, close friend Amy Fan (樊奕敏) was officially confirmed as Gordon’s new legal guardian and became responsible for his physical and financial welfare. On his behalf, Amy successfully petitioned the High Court to order Eva to return all of Gordon’s money. Acting as his primary spokesperson, Amy provided updates to the public and played a part in raising awareness to Gordon’s dire issues.
Although he initially refused to attend physical therapy, Gordon eventually developed optimism regarding his condition and accepted treatment. He has slowly regained some mobility and is now able to communicate in simple phrases. More recently, he has been seen meeting with friends in the public, seemingly ready to return to a normal life.
Due to Gordon’s sensitive situation, many good friends must first obtain his lawyer’s approval before they are allowed to meet him. Actor Wong Hei (王喜) has been one of the first to submit a request and is a frequent visitor. He recently met up with Gordon along with former TVB executive Stephen Chan (陳志雲). The trio shared a pleasant time at Gordon’s new home and made plans for future outings. Now able to feed himself without help, Gordon has put on a few pounds, a welcomed change from his previously pale and frail frame. Surrounded by sincere and caring friends, Gordon cracked a big smile for the camera, his eyes lit up once again by hope and determination.
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.