Little Red Scarf Care serves to provide financial means and encouragement to children suffering from congenital heart disease. In addition, they provide the family with post-operative care and help their child sustain a healthy lifestyle. The following article is a story about a family that receives aid from LRS.
We first met Star in March. He was 14, and was outstanding with other younger brothers and sisters of The Little Red Scarf.
Star was seriously ill. Their parents did not know the truth that Star had complicated congenital heart disease until May last year. They thought Star had a long-term cold due to malnutrition and weak constitution. They might have never found out that star had a serious illness, but Star couldn’t go to school because of the severe illness. But at that time, they only had 3000 RMB, which was too small a sum for the expensive expense of an operation.
It was a tough time for Star’s parents when he had an operation and was in the ICU. Star was the only child in his family. Every time his parents saw him suffering in the ICU, his father would cry and his mother fainted several times. Star’s father always mentioned The Little Red Scarf when talking with wardmates. Since the first day in hospital, staff from The Little Red Scarf often came to see them and made them feel warm in the strange city. He knew that they were not lonely in the strange city because The Little Red Scarf was always with them.
The staff of The Little Red Scarf sent all the details and guidance by text to Star’s parents so that they could take better care of him. They could check the information at any time. The Little Red Scarf’s staff was so considerate. The most considerate gifts were stationary and nutrition after operations. They needed lots of nutrition after operations. It was never occurred to you that all the children loved those love heart school bags. Even those children before kindergarten wanted them. Star got his love heart school bag for he was strong and sensible after the operation. Star’s father often said, ”Thank you to The Little Red Scarf for the support , I really appreciate what you did for us, thank you for standing by us.”
Because of the special care in hospitals our staff had the same nickname: “Aunt Xiao Hong Jin”. Though I was not as old as they called me, I accepted the glorious address with pleasure.
Original article: http://www.toumingyu.org/vivian/story/9078/ written by Jie Yun Yun Yu Jie, translated by Ma ShiShi, edited by intern Isabel Auyeung
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