Hemophilia Home is a nonprofit established to improve the quality of life for patients with hemophilia by collecting knowledge on hemophilia and assisting poor patients. Hemophilia Home is in Beijing, China.
On July 22, 2013, a sunny day, a group of special children gathered at the gate of the Beijing Aquarium with their parents. They are children with hemophilia, gathered to attend an activity held by One Fund.
The activity aimed to provide an opportunity for the children to participate in a collective activity away from their home. Activities like this can play a significant role in their development, enhancing their perception of the external environment and helping them develop more optimistic personalities.
At 9:00 in the morning, children and their parents gathered at the meeting place on time. The staff gave them T-shirts, then headed into the aquarium. Stepping through the aquarium gate, the children sensed the ambiance of the sea immediately. They were very excited and looked around with great curiosity. Once inside, they got to know the fish, went through an undersea tunnel and looked up at the great white shark together.
The aquarium arranged a marine animal performance for all of us. For the convenience of the children in wheelchairs, they reserved the front seats. We felt warmed by the special attention they gave us. During the tour, the guide led the children through the labyrinth-like aquarium, from the undersea world to the marine theater. The children sat quietly in the theater and enjoy watching the performances of the white shark, sea lions and dolphins. If we could provide a world as inclusive as the sea, we know we would always see them smiling.
During the lunch break, the children colored fish cards for TFish, thankful for all of TFish's support. The fish drawn by the children were as vivid as the ones in the aquarium.
Original article written by Teng Xue, translated and edited by Yanyan Zhang
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