Robert, Lucy and Tim had to live their entire lives with the fear of “getting caught in another chapter of Stephen Hawking’s story”. Although they called him “papa,” the cocktail of fame, science and disability that the most mediatic astrophysicist of the last century had become could have endangered the relationship with his children, a man who during the last stage of his life could only Use a muscle of your face to communicate with the rest of the world.
“These are the most important tips I’ve wanted to convey to you. One, remember to look up, towards the stars, and not at your feet. Two, never leave work, he will give you a meaning and purpose in life without which your existence will be empty. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love remember that it is something very rare, never throw it away, “the Briton enumerated during an interview in 2010.
Hawking advised his three children born of his marriage to Jane Wilde, the woman who gave him a reason to continue living when he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at the age of 21.
The first of his children was Robert, only two years after the couple married in 1965 and whose involvement in Stephen’s care became a fundamental aid for his mother.