Hemophilia Home of China, founded in September in 2009, in an NGO that provides treatment and financial aid for hemophiliac patients. If children with hemophilia can receive early intervention, many of them can enjoy the same health as normal children. Unfortunately, hemophilia treatment is extremely expensive; many families, especially rural families, cannot afford treatment for children. To learn more about Hemophilia Home of China, click here.
Yesterday afternoon at 2 PM, I went to the Beijing Children’s Hospital to check on Little Shou Hao who was recently supported by Hemophilia Home of China.
I only spend about 30 minutes on the road and reached the hospital quickly. I contacted Hemophilia Home of China’s employee Yin Lu, and we went to the ICU where Little Shou Hao was staying. There was a time limit, so Yin Lu went into the room and got some pictures of Little Shou Hao and his mother, and talked discussed his surgery with the doctor. The doctor said he still needed to do the infusion with postoperative care. I heard from the doctor that Little Shou Hao’s mother would come to the hospital gate every early morning and wait for to see her child, no matter whether she was able to see him or not, she would be there all the time, every day the same, and would leave once he had gone to sleep. It really made me feel the mother's love for her own child, it was very touching.
After that, I went to visit Little Shou Hao, and he called me “big brother.” His mother told me that before, he could not even speak full sentences and was only be able to say papa or mama, but after the surgery, his speech has been very clear and lucid. It appears that his surgery was a successful one!
I had simple chat with his mother as well. Those nurses are kept telling me that the time limit was over, (they are quite ferocious, but I understand they are just doing their job), so I took few pictures with Little Shou Hao and his mother, introduced Little Red Scarf and Toumingyu, gave them two masks and informed them about the seriousness of air pollution in Beijing. They seemed very happy.
The visit made me feel that the support of the our non-profit was greatly helpful, and feel the greatness of maternal love, and realize there are many more children that need us to care and love!
Little Shou Hao's smile left a deep impression on me.
Original Article written and translated by Shishi Ma, edited by intern Kaitlyn
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