Little Red Scarf CARE provides aid programs for children in rural Gansu Province. The following article is about a little boy named Nanzhuang, who is hospitalized for treatment for his congenital heart disease. To learn more about LRS Care, please click here.
When Nanzhuang was in the hospital, his grandma and grandpa spent a lot of time taking care of him. Today, I went to see little Nanzhuang. He was put on a drip, and I realized his arms and hands will feel some pain afterward. Upon catching his grandma gently rubbing his little left arm and his grandpa washing the right hand - two people with graying hair caring for him so much - I teasingly asked him: "Nanzhuang, do you like grandpa or grandma more?"
Nanzhuang turned back to look at them and said, “Neither.” The little child didn't know what the right answer was! Grandma heard this and deliberately said, “If you don’t like us, we will leave, and you will have to stay in the hospital alone.” Nanzhuang noticed that his grandma might really mean it, and immediately said, "I like grandma." His grandpa then cut in, "Then I will go. You don't like me anyways." Nanzhuang got worried and replied: "I like grandpa."
How adorable! The poor boy thought that he had to pick a favorite between his two loving grandparents!
Original article was written by Jie Yun, translated by Shishi Ma, edited by intern Kaitlyn Cheung.
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