Little Red Scarf provides financial support and encouragement to children suffering from congenital heart disease. In addition, they provide families with post-operative care and help the children sustain a healthy lifestyle.
Zhuan Zhuan is only 21 years old. Most of girls at her age may be in universities and enjoy their wonderful youth time. But Zhuan Zhuan already got married at 19 and gave birth to her first kid at 20.
Zhuan Zhuan dropped off school at the fifth grade in elementary school as she has been in delicate health since she was born. Her families live in poverty so they can’t afford the health exam and tuition for Zhuan Zhuan.
After her pregnancy, Zhuan Zhuan felt very tired and breathless every day. Doctor found that she has heart disease and suggested her to go to a better hospital in the capital city- Lan Zhou. Zhuan Zhuan didn’t go there since her family can’t afford the trip to Lan Zhou. Zhuan Zhuan risked herself to give birth to her son by C-section.
In order to take care of the family and prepare enough money for her heart surgery, Zhuan Zhuan’s husband has to leave the family behind and go to city to work. With the money they earned and borrowed from feneration, they came to the hospital in Lanzhou. The doctor recommended the Little Red Scarf and their application was approved.
Zhuan Zhuan thought of her son all the time in hospital because she was so worried that she would not be able to see him anymore after the surgery. The staff of Little Red Scarf always comforted and encouraged her that everything will be all right.
The surgery was successful and Zhuan Zhuan was really happy and grateful even if she was still weak. She wanted us to pass her appreciation to all who have been helping and supporting her.
Zhuan Zhuan does not know how to write and hasn't ever heard there is a “Mothers’ Day”. Once she knew that the Mothers’day is on the corner, she wrote down her wishes to all mothers with the help from her wardmate:
“All the best wishes to all mothers. May all of you are healthy and happy. Many thanks to all of you!”
Happy Mothers’ Day to you-Zhuan Zhuan as well.
Original article written by Ying Guan, translated and edited by Yanyan Zhang
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