Little Red Scarf is in Gansu and Yunnan 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 children sustain a healthy lifestyle.
There are many important parts of providing health care and when it comes to major surgeries, consistent follow-ups can be just as crucial as the actual procedures. Our patients typically live in rural Gansu and Yunnan province, and lack access to adequate health care. 9 patients supported by Little Red Scarf were discharged from hospital in April, 2013 and 7 were discharged in May of 2013. It's been a year now, and we just made our annual check on patient development.
Our first call of the day was to Jiaojiao. She is now attending kindergarten and is very active on the playground. The doctor said she was recovering well during the examination last year. At the end of the year, her mother took her to accept another check. She ate well and grew much taller. She has 26 kilograms now.
Then we checked in on Xianrun. Her mother said she had brought some leaflets of Little Red Scarf to pediatricians of the county hospital, hoping more people would be helped. Xianrun is doing well. She is about 2 years old and hasn't caught a cold since her procedure.
Jinyu is in pre-school class. He is as same as the other children. He eats more and the wound healed well. 30% of medical fees were covered by Little Red Scarf and 63% were covered by rural cooperative medical insurance. The family paid 7%.
Jingjing is in pre-school class. She eats well and the wound healed well. She can jump and run, but seldom catches cold. Little Red Scarf supported 30% of the operation fees, 62% were covered by rural cooperative medical insurance and the family paid 8%.
Xiao Fei is 2.5 years old and he is recovering well. He caught colds twice after the operation, but was treated only by taking medicines. The wound is healing well. He is picky about food. Little Red Scarf supported 30% of medical fees and 92% were covered by rural cooperative medical insurance.
Ximu is in grade 6 and he does well at school. He has not attended PE yet, but he can jump and run. The wound healed not so well.
Chengjie is in Grade 4 and does well at school. He has never caught a cold since the operation. He gained 5 kilograms and grew much taller than his peels. Little Red Scarf supported 30% of the medical fees and 51% were covered by rural cooperative medical insurance. The family paid 19%.
Zhuanzhuan works for a hotel in Inner Mongolia. She is recovering well. The wound hurts if she work too much. Little Red Scarf supported 30% of medical fees, 63% were covered by rural cooperative medical insurance and she paid 7%.
9 patients discharged in April and 7 discharged in May of 2013 did re-examination 1 year after the operation. They are recovering well.
Original article written by Li Wang, translated by Maggie Li, and edited by Yanyan Zhang
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