Little Red Scarf Care serves to provide financial means and encouragement to children suffering from congenital heart disease. In addition, they provide the family with post-operative care and help their child sustain a healthy lifestyle. The following articles are updates on some of these children.
LY-10 Qi Ming
03/14/2011 entered hospital, 03/22 accepted the operation, 03/29 left hospital, 06/20 reviewed
A year after the operation Qing Ming grew taller and healthier. We watched as he and his father ate together: Qi Ming polished off one big bowl of noodles by himelf. His dad said that it had never occurred to him that they could see us today in town since he just contacted us by phone half a month ago. His dad really appreciated that Little Red Scarf still remembered them a year after the operation and brought money to pay for Qing Ming’s life and study. Ming’s dad, an honest country man, expressed his appreciation with a simple “Thanks.” Qi Ming, now a student in 5th grade, said he would study hard to not disappoint Little Red Scarf.
LY-10 Zhong She
06/28/2011 entered hospital，07/05 accepted the operation，07/11 left hospital，10/18 reviewed
When we saw Zhong She again, he had grown into a young man. Nine months after the operation, we saw Zhong She in Luomen Town, Wu Shan Country on April 18, 2012. Zhong She had grown taller and healthier. Zhong She was very mature; he was in grade 9 and received fifth place in the full year. His family did not worry about him because he was a good student. While his parents worked in Xinjiang Province, he was left alone at home for his study, although his cousin did take care of him. We gave him the first grant-in-aid and contacted his parents in Xinjiang Province. Zhong She ensured that he would spend all the money in regards to his studies out of respect for The Little Red Scarf.
LY-73 Wen Juan
07/20/2011 entered hospital，07/25 accepted the operation，08/02 left hospital 12/05 reviewed
A year after Wen Juan’s operation, she stays at home with her mother and sister-in-law, while her two brothers are our for work. Because her mom is illiterate, her sister-in-law takes care of her and her education. On April 17, 2012 we saw Wen Juan, her sister-in-law, and her neighbors at Tianshui Railway Station. Wen Juan, now in the fifth grade, had put on more weight and was still shy. Her sister-in-law said Wen Juan was a good girl and helped her family do some house work. Sometimes she would talk about Mrs. Yun of The Little Red Scarf. When she heard that she could see Mrs. Yun the next day, she was excited for an entire night. She would like to thank The Little Red Scarf for always caring about her and her family.
LY-73 Fang Di
07/20/2011 entered hospital，08/01 accepted the operation，08/15 left hospital 10/17 reviewed
Wearing her thick plait, Fang Di seemed like a young lady. This is the first time we saw her and her mother in Tianshui Railway Station after the operation 8 months prior. Fang Di was very shy and blushed while talking to us. Now she is in Grade 7. When her mom received the pen grants from The Little Red Scarf Love Program, she was too excited to say anything. After the operation, Fang Di’s dad went out for work, while her mother stayed at home and looked after her sisters. Fang Di’s two sisters--one is 20 years old, the other 17--had begun to work in the local community. But what they earned every month could only support themselves. She also has two younger sisters--one is 14 in Grade 4, and the other 10 in Grade 3--along with a younger brother, age 8, in Grade 1. Her mother thanked The Little Red Scarf for always caring about them. The pen grants helped Fang Di a lot and reduced the burdens of her family. Her mother said that she suffered a lot because of illiteracy, but she expects Fang Di to study hard and give back to the society in the future.
Original article by Yun Jie, edited by Shishi Ma, edited by US intern Ally Nguyen
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