AFL star reveals his mom fights for life with coronavirus – begging Muslim community to be tested in emotional video
- Richmond Tigers star Bachar Houli’s mother is seriously ill with coronavirus at ICU
- Houli said it had been a “difficult, hard time” for his family to see her
- Shared story in an emotional public appeal to the Muslim community to be tested
AFL star Bachar Houli has revealed that his mother is fighting for life after being diagnosed with coronavirus when he made a genuine plea to encourage people to get tested.
Richmond Tigers’ premiership hero posted an emotional video on Monday to reveal his mother Yamama was in intensive care and spoke of the toll it took on his family.
Despite his wife giving birth to their third child last week, Houli said it was’difficult, difficult time ‘for his family.
Bachar Houli (right) says it has been a hard time for his family with his mother Yamama (left) seriously ill with coronavirus
“When you’re limited and isolated, it’s very moving,” said Houli.
“More specifically, my mother has been affected a lot. She is currently in intensive care and is undergoing severe treatment. The team at the ICU takes care of her. Her current state is mixed. God knows her situation best. ‘
His mother is one of 17 Victorians in intensive care and 1,612 active cases of coronavirus across the state.
“What burns and what really hurts is the fact that none of her relatives can visit her, which is very difficult. Please put yourself in this position, “Houli begged.
He urged everyone, especially in the Muslim community, to be tested.
Bachar Houli posted an emotional video about his mother Yamama’s battle with the coronavirus in intensive care that no one in her family can see
“I don’t want you to feel sorry for me, but rather think generally and think it’s you and your family. Hopefully, you can change your way of thinking about COVID-19. The reality is it’s there, ”he said.
“I now experience it in my family. Please, I urge you to have Allah tested. If you show any kind of symptoms, if you don’t show any symptoms, do your part.
“All they want for us is to follow the protocol as closely as possible.”
As an elite AFL player, Houli said he had been tested at least 30 times in the past few months as part of strict training protocols.
Bachar Houli stayed in Melbourne during the restriction restriction. he imagined taking a selfie with his two daughters during the 2019 AFL Grand Final Parade
“It tickles a little, it doesn’t hurt,” Houli said.
“It is a very, very fast procedure.
“Please go to the nearest place and get tested. Do your best to isolate and we will do our best to eradicate this current pandemic.
“This is for the community. This is a memory for me and you for the good of the community as a whole. ‘
While the rest of his teammates in Richmond have been in a quarantine station on the Gold Coast for at least four weeks, Houli chose to stay in Melbourne for his son’s recent arrival when the city entered phase three of the shutdown restriction.
Bachar Houli urged everyone to do their part by being tested for the coronavirus. Pictured is a mobile test site in Melbourne’s Fawkner suburb on Monday
The tigers have expanded their minds and wish Houli and his family the best.
“As a club, we continue to provide Bachar and his family with the support they need right now, and we all hope Yamama will recover quickly from COVID-19,” said soccer performance director Tim Livingstone in a statement.
“The club encourages anyone with flu-like symptoms to get tested and continue with government and medical advice.”
Tiger star Bacher Houli (left) has opened up to the heartbreaking toll the coronavirus has taken on his family. He is in the picture with his wife Rouba at the 2011 Brownlow Medal