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
He was lying in the bed the first time we saw Fuchao. He is 17, and his face looked dark. A big pair of eyes were bloodshot. We knew he was seriously ill. According to his father, he had pneumonia when he was a baby, and his face turned purple. His parents knew something was wrong with his heart, but their family was too poor to afford the medical treatment. Fuchao could ride a bike when he was in the primary school, but he was unable to ride the bike when he grew up due to the lack of oxygen. The school is far away from his home, his mother suffers from mental problem and his father works in the city, so he had to drop out from school and help with some house chores. Unfortunately, he got a cerebral hemorrhage when he was 16. With a timely rescue, he survived, but left the family with heavy debts. Fuchao needed another surgery to repair his skull defect, but the family did not have any money for it.
Fuchao is almost 18, but his health has gone from bad to worse. He had to lie in bed. His father worried so much that they went to many hospitals, but were refused. His father still has not given up.
With the help of Little Red Scarf, Fuchao was hospitalized and accepted for a series of examination. The results were shocking. He had serious problems, and the operation was too risky. Fuchao told the doctor he was willing to go through the operation even though he knew the situation would be negative. He was brave more than we could imagine. The doctor suggested further examinations in Beijing or Shanghai.
Fuchao had to go back home to rest at the moment. We encouraged him to stay confident and to rest well for further examinations. We will follow up on his health, and we hope to send more blessings and help to him.
Original article written by Yingying Guan, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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