With the help of his teacher, Qinming sent us a thank you letter.
May 10, 2012
All staff of LRS,
Hi, thank you for your encouragement and support to us who live in mountain area. I hope everything goes well and that you live a happy life.
I am a student of Dongping Primary School in Tange Town, Wushan. I am in Grade 5. I was the only one in school who needed to run because I had congenital heart disease. I looked weaker than my peers, and I used to have difficulty breathing. Even worse, I would sometimes suddenly faint.
For more than 10 years, my father had taken me to many hospitals. But my father finally decided to give up because of the medical expense. Then one day my father heard that there was one program that supported children with congenital heart disease. We came for a consultation, and they treated us warmly. We were informed that the program was called “Little Red Scarf Union” which was founded by The Ping & Amy Chao Family Foundation, American Point Fund, and Angel Heart Fund. The program aims to provide support for children with congenital heart disease in poor families and finds the best professional doctors and medical treatment. By providing a valid identification of household income, a personal application, a medical report, and filling in a form, parents could take their children to an appointed hospital in Lanzhou.
We came to Lanzhou University No.1 Hospital in February of 2011 with 30,000 RMB that my father borrowed. The operation was successful. We spent 37,000 RMB, of which 10,000 RMB was provided by LRS.
Thank you LRS, thank you for all your help which has given me a chance to be saved and a happy childhood like other children. Thanks again.
Original article by Qiming, translated by Shishi Ma, and edited by US interns Isabel Auyeung and Ally Nguyen.
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