Gansu Care: Xiao Mei
Gansu Care is in Lanzhou, Gansu provinces and provides financial support and encouragement to children suffering from congenital heart disease. In addition, they provide families with post-operative care and help the children sustain a healthy lifestyle.
Xiao Mei is 16 years old. In 2012 with the help from LRS, Xiao Mei received a successful heart surgery. There are 5 people in her family: father, mother, older brother, older sister and Xiao Mei. Her grandmother just passed away due to illness. Xiao Mei’s brother and sister are both in college. Xiao Mei’s father has been in poor health and unable to go out for working since last year.
Since junior high school, Xiao Mei has rented a place in the city closed to her school. She takes care of cooking and herself. In this June, Xiao Mei was admitted to a local key high school. Xiao Mei will face a more intense school life.
Lanzhou Care gave Xiao Mei an education allowance of ￥1950. We hope Xiao Mei will be studying harder for the high school, we also hope Xiao Mei will be admitted to college in three years, so that she can achieve her dream of being a rural teacher, to provide children in remote rural areas with same good education as children in the cities.
Original article written by Guan Ying, translated and edited by Yanyan Zhang
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