More than simply providing medical treatment, TFISH believes compassionate patient care is essential to a healthy recovery! Hospitals can be tough for young patients, and TFISH staff provide activities for our patients after their heart surgery. Read more stories of Summer Camp Day 2; Day 3; Day 4; Day 5
August 11th was the first day of the Little Red Scarf Summer Camp. This camp aims to monitor the wellbeing of kids who’ve benefitted from Little Red Scarf and develop strong bonds with them through a natural summer camp setting. The most inspiring and moving part of this camp was how much gratitude and trust we received from the families. We tell the parents that the kids need to stay at Little Red Scarf’s office in Lanzhou from August 11th until August 15th and that their safety and welfare will be taken care of by the teachers at camp.
We receive the same general response from the families: they were all at ease and trusted us completely with their children. After talking with their parents for just a bit, we were completely touched by their stories. From the kids attending the camp, Haoyang recovered from heart surgery three years ago and Xiao Zhen, Caiman, and Fangyan recovered only two years ago. Even though the children received their surgeries a long time ago, it still warms our hearts to see how grateful their families are for the help Little Red Scarf has given them.
Each child received a colored bowl and towel at the beginning of camp. For the duration of the week, the kids will be using their own toothbrushes, towels, and dishes. In order to make each child’s bowl unique from one another, each child got to choose their favorite color from the bowls provide. At noon, the children receive all their daily essential items, as well as their lunch. Our lunch consisted of dishes ordered from restaurants and rice steamed by ourselves. Before camp, we asked the parents if their children had any dietary constraints. Luckily, most kids were not particularly picky. However, we were told by Haoyang’s mother that Haoyang and his brother are not huge fans of vegetables. In addition, we were particularly worried about Hongyan because we were told she doesn’t eat too many fruits or vegetables.
Translated and edited by EV Intern Katie Lan
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