Longwan Caring Home is located in Dahua County, which was listed as one of the poorest counties in Guangxi Province. Longwan Caring Home is a big family consisting of orphans, single parents, and abandoned children. The normal expense of the Home is sustained by plantation, breeding, and small business.
Meng Guangui is 13. His father died when he was 3 months and his mother married again and left his brother and him. 2 boys and their cousin had been living together. Their auntie had been taking care of them, but she was died a few years later. They had to live with another relative. Life is difficult for them.
In the spring of 2011, Guangui and his brother came to Longwan. In the morning of June 16, we found Guangui got fever and nose bleeding. The teacher took him to hospital. The examination showed he got sinusitis and pulmonary infection. He was admitted by hospital.
The doctor had suggested him to stay in hospital for 2 weeks. In the morning of June 23, the doctor informed that he could leave hospital. During the following days, he was fine. One day, his roommates were awoken by his cry. When the teacher was called, he said he felt pain on the left side of stomach. We also found he got fever. We took him to hospital again.
Guangui was diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis. The doctor said he had to be treated at local hospital. Finally, we decided to let him to be treated in the hospital in Nanning City.
For the following days, Guangui will stay in Nanning City the 4th People’s Hospital. The costs was estimated about 8000RMB which is much for the family and Longwan. They need help and we could not leave the family alone.
We hope Guangui would not be scared, nor nervous, for he is a brave boy.
Original article written by Ban Aihua, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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