Little Red Scarf is in Lanzhou, Gansu 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 the children sustain a healthy lifestyle.
Today, Yihong tried using breathing equipment for the first time. It's not very comfortable, but it's his chance to live a normal life so he hopes it is something he can eventually get used to.
Yihong puts up a brave face when we came to visit. He said that he didn't feel any pain in his wound and was busy cracking jokes and spreading his contagious laughter. One of his fellow patient members bought Yihong a red jacket and hat. He told us he loved the way his new clothes felt and we took a picture of it. He'll definitely be keeping this gift as a souvenier from this period of his life. Because there was a family emergency, Yihong's father had to return home and leave Yihong under the care of a family member until tomorrow. After visiting Yihong, we got ready to return to the office. While giving our farewells to Yihong, he said to us "Sit with me a little bit longer". His warm and cordial personality is truly evident through his actions; we sat with him a little bit longer and bid our goodbyes with a hug.
Original article written by Yunyun Jie, translated by EV Intern Katie Lan
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