Little Red Scarf is in Lanzhou, Gansu province 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.
January 6th, 2014 was a special day for Wen Hui. No one likes surgery, but Wen Hui and her family had been waiting 8 years for this day, all the while she suffered from a shortage of oxygen. Wen Hui wanted to change. She wanted to walk around like her schoolmates.
The surgery took 7 hours. The family was waiting outside of the operating room. The surgery went very smoothly. 7 hours later, Wen Hui survived the first critical moment of the surgery. She was transferred to the ICU afterwards. 3 days later, everything was still going well so she had officially survived the second critical stage. On January 9th, she returned to her room. She could breathe freely.
After surgery, her cheek and lips became pink.
The pictures above illustrate the differences before and after the surgery. Her fingers and palms had obvious changes. She said she felt much better. When we asked her what she wants to be when she grows up she immediately replied that she wants to be a doctor. Now she wants to be the one helping other people.
Wen Hui is strong. She never complained about her pain. Her tolerance for pain is incredible. She can now breathe freely and walk outside to see the world. Her skin and lips have become healthy.
She became more optimistic and likes laughing. She now smiles like a normal happy girl.
Her parents are relieved and show bright smiles. They appreciate the donors who made their dream come true.
Original article written by Ying Guan, translated by Maggie Li, and edited by Yanyan Zhang
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