Little Red Scarf is in Lanzhou, Gansu province and provides financial and emotional support to children suffering from congenital heart disease. In addition, they provide families with post-operative care and help patients sustain a healthy lifestyle.
On March 14th 2014 at 7:00 pm, Hong Yan was released from the ICU. She was smiling all the way to the general ward. Her family members have been promising her that this day would come. When she came out from the ICU, other patients and their family members took turns to visit her. She felt like an important person.
Hong Yan began to do exercise which she did with increasing confidence. We were excited to see she was walking step by step. We then showed her the stationery and nutrition packages we prepared for her. She was smiling happily with 2 growing front teeth exposed to us. Her mother was smiling.
Yesterday Hongyan’s cousin took her to Lanzhou for the three month post-surgery check-up.
She was calm and collected when the doctor performed the ultrasound. We remembered how frightened she was with this procedure before the surgery. Her chest area is no longer protruding and her skin has healed smoothly. There is still a piece of thread from the surgery that has not yet fallen off, and until then Hongyan's wounds cannot be submersed in water. The doctors said that Hongyan’s wounds are recovering very well.
We would like to thank everyone who have been tracking Hongyan’s progress, especially the donors overseas. We are so excited to see Hongyan’s dramatic change over the past few months. Let us hope together than Hongyan and her family will start a new chapter in their lives.
Thank Little Red Scarf and donors. The operation costs would be fully supported. Hong Yan is the 1000th benefited person supported by Little Red Scarf in Gansu province.
Special thank Mr. and Mrs. Chao, Mr. He Yuanming, Daniel Nguyen, Ranka Family, Thuy Hoang, Thuy Nguyen, Diep Huynh, Kim Chi CongTon, Nga Nguyen, Chung Truong, Ying Ying Wang, Kris Wang, Wenzhi Zhang, Wei Jin Dai, Huang Family, Jei Shuan Chen, Miao Yeh, Hung Hoang, Mark Kieu, Ellen Yuan, Tad Park, Charlie Bui, Arlene Samen, Hillary Brown, Li Tao, Tue Nguyen, Xi Li, Dr. Henry and Mrs. Lisa Chang
Original article written by Yujie Yun, translated by Maggie Li, and edited by Yanyan Zhang
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