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 shares articulates a story about A ying and her transformation from a reserved child to a bubbly, joyful girl post-operation. Read the original article here.
Each child has something he or she likes, but what each likes is different. So are their natures, which are different from the day they were born. Today I want to introduce a little girl to all of you. Her name is A ying. She is 3 and very shy. Every time we see her in hospital, she is shy. Before the operation, her parents asked whether or not she was scared. She thought for a while and shook her head. She was too young to know what fear was.
A ying stayed in the ICU for 7 days after the operation, which made the introverted girl even more reticent. Although she accepted psychological counseling before the operation, A ying’s parents still felt worried about her. They told stories and encouraged her every day, but she was still gloomy. She seemed so scared, especially when she saw doctors and nurses. All of us worried about her.
Our volunteers took food to her and were stationed to see her. We caused her curiosity and praised her. Then A ying’s attention began to shift. Her big eyes stared at the schoolbag we brought to her. To our surprise, she chuckled when she held the bag. We all relaxed and felt hopeful about A ying’s psychological recovery. Her mother told us she was not happy for a long time. The day after her operation was her happiest day. A ying danced, filling us with pleasure at the lovely sight.
Her parents were so pleased and thanked us ceaselessly. We were happier than her parents. Love Program helps children overcome mental block and come out of dread from operations. We are so glad to share our story with you!
Original article by Wang Li, translated by Shishi Ma, and edited by US intern Ally Nguyen.
TFISH FUND BLOG
We update news and reports directly from the field written by our NGO partners daily.
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
IN THE NEWS