What Washing My Dad’s Feet Taught Me

Ella Wong
Human Parts
Published in
5 min readNov 29, 2023

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A photo of me washing my dad’s feet.

On the 5th of August, my father was involved in a car crash. He had stopped at a red light on his motorcycle, and the distracted minibus driver behind him hadn’t realised on time. The accident left him with severe spinal cord injuries, a fractured 11th vertebrae, and the complete erasure of his ability to move his lower body. As the paramedics wheeled him into the hospital on the gurney, every jolt from the jagged surface of…

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Ella Wong
Human Parts

Ella is an artist-essayist based in Hong Kong. Her interests include art history, entomology, and cosplaying. Oh and she likes cats.