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Emma Heming Willis Recalls Daughter Being 'Compassionate' About Bruce's Dementia

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on May 23, 2023 at 10:15 PM EDT

Emma Heming Willis continues to be a backbone for her veteran actor husband, Bruce Willis, amid his battle with frontotemporal dementia, but she has support from her young daughters.

The model, who has been married to Bruce for 14 years and shares two daughters, Mabel, 11, and Evelyn, 9, with the ailing actor, took to the internet to reveal how their youngest child handled the ailing actor's delicate situation.

In a bid to update the actor's fans about the 68-year-old's current condition, Willis constantly frequents her Instagram Story to post short clips about her family's affairs. 

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Emma Heming Willis Reminisces On Youngest Daughter's Commendable Act

The mom of two, who has been saddled with the responsibility of catering to her family's needs, including acting as her husband's sole caregiver, received inspiration from her second child, Evelyn, after learning about the bravery displayed by her daughter.  

Taking to her Instagram Story to share the laudable act with her 833k followers, the model posted a video describing the proud moment. She further advocated for more dementia disease awareness. In the clip, Willis was seated comfortably in the confines of her beautifully decorated home and wore a gray t-shirt and black pants to address her fans.

Wearing her reading glasses, the brunette beauty wore her long tresses in a center part and rocked her natural face.

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Speaking to her fans, she began by saying, "So I have to tell you this story, and I'm going to try and do it without crying. Because when Evelyn told me this story, I was an absolute puddle."

She continued, "Okay, here we go. So, Evelyn said to me the other day, did you know that people with dementia can become severely dehydrated? And I said, oh, I said I didn't know that. I said but how do you know that"?  

Willis added, "And she said, well, I was at school the other day, and she said, I had some free time, and I was looking up fun facts about dementia." Astonished by the news, the model quipped that although the revelation "was not funny, it was kind of funny." 

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She further disclosed how her daughter was similar to her husband because the duo loved reading random facts. "Um, " I said to her, " okay, Evelyn, we will always make sure that Daddy has a water bottle in hand. Thank you for letting me know," she added.

The entrepreneur further noted that she commended her daughter by letting her know that the gesture she carried out was "the most loving and compassionate" thing she did by being "curious and educating" herself on her father's disease.

Using her child's actions to educate the public, she added, "So it is one of the most loving and compassionate things we can do as caregivers, as friends, family. It is to educate ourselves about our loved ones' disease so we can best show up for them in the best way possible."

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The model also mentioned a friend's advice regarding showing up for one's loved ones. She admonished her followers to "keep educating themselves, stay curious, and they should remember to hydrate their loved ones." 

Adding a caption to her video, she wrote above the post, "#dementiaawareness and tagged her friend Adria Thompson: @belightcare."

The heartwarming moment comes after the entrepreneur launched a new product to help boost and support the brain's well-being as part of her passion to raise awareness for dementia. The Blast shared that the mom of two announced launching her new product on Instagram with a picture of herself advertising the product to the public.

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Providing more details about the products in her caption, the model penned, "I am so happy to share a passion project that I have worked on over the last few years, @maketimewellness. Make Time is a wellness line for busy women. Our supplements support 'Your 🧠 Brain, 🧘‍♀️ Body, and 💋 Beauty' in that order."

Willis added that part proceeds from the sales of her product would be given to a charity supporting brain wealth research before ending the caption with a reminder of her purpose.

The brunette beauty remarked, "I am committed to using my voice to raise awareness for caregivers & dementia because it's through action, education, and conversation that creates change 🌈💗."

Willis Revealed Difficulties She Faces As A Caregiver As She Marked her 14th Wedding Anniversary.

While the Malta native has been very supportive of her husband amid his terminal illness, there are days the mom of two needs the moral support of her loved ones and friends.  

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Emma Heming Willis, Bruce Willis and their daughters

The CocoBaba founder shared her vulnerability with her fans on Instagram after disclosing how a friend brightened her day on her wedding anniversary with the veteran actor. 

She revealed in her caption, "Today marks 14 years of marriage to the greatest love of my life. I woke with my heart full, but my mind kept returning to another person's act of kindness yesterday. I wanted to share as it inspired the heck out of me."

She noted that while attending an event at her children's school, she disclosed to her friend about her upcoming wedding anniversary. And the friend surprised her with a bouquet and a note that read "Happy Anniversary, amongst other things."

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Relating the gesture to her role as a caregiver and a person who is usually never the recipient of grand surprises, she admonished her fans, writing, "If you know someone looking after someone else, don't ask what you can do, just do. This random act of kindness will stay with me for a long time. I love you, Juliya. You single-handedly made this day special for us 💐💞."

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