One month his family abandons him, bereft of money and documents, blinded by cataracts and with two broken legs. Two months later he has a new 'elder brother', who vows to take the elderly man under his wing and look after him. Since November, Tse Kam-wo, 75, has suffered a series of heart-rending disasters and disappointments, crowned by his abandonment by two grown sons and a brother. But after forlorn weeks spent in mainland and Hong Kong hospitals for his broken legs, he had the good fortune to be taken in by Lord Grace Home for the Aged in Tai Kok Tsui, Mong Kok, on Sunday. Lee Mo-fan, the head of the home, said yesterday that the home would help Tse to find his family, when he is ready. 'But it is impossible to find them at this stage. Tse can't tell us where exactly he lives,' he said. Lee, 79, went looking for Tse's younger brother in Sai Wan on Thursday, but could not find him. 'When he can see after eye surgery, I will take him out to find his family. In the meantime, said Lee: 'I told him not to worry about his life. I will treat him as my younger brother. I will take care of him.' Staff at the elderly home are paying close attention to Tse's emotional state, talking to him regularly. 'I am happy to live at the home,' he said. 'I can talk to other elderly people. The only thing I want is my eyes to recover so I can find my family.' Tse's misfortunes began when one of his sons, 39, took him to Guangzhou on November 17 for cataract surgery. Once there, the son returned to Hong Kong on a pretext, taking his father's cash, travel documents and the key to his bank deposit box - and Tse has not seen or heard from him since. Nearly blind, Tse fell, broke both legs and was taken to a Guangzhou hospital, where his legs were not treated because he had no money or ID. Nor did they feed him, since he could not pay. 'I was hungry and thirsty. I thought I would die there. Luckily, visitors to the hospital bought some bread and water.' After two weeks he was returned to Hong Kong and finally got treatment at North District Hospital. In all that time, nobody from his family - two sons and the younger brother - came to visit. Now he has a new 'big brother' and a home, which said it has temporarily covered all his expenses. The Social Welfare Department said: 'We will continue to follow up on Tse's welfare needs, including counselling, longer-term care and financial assistance.'