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.
Special thanks to the loving people who donated $320 USD (about 2,000 RMB), which will be used for buying medicine for Yi Hong’s grandmother. The grandmother takes care of Yi Hong and his younger sister. She is 66 and in poor health.
LRS staff visited Yi Hong in September 2015, the year after he had his heart surgery. When we learned about the family's situation, we sent 2,000 RMB to them.
In 2015 Yi Hong was 10 and was recovering well. The scar was also healing well. Yi Hong seldom caught colds anymore. He attended the summer camp held by LRS with his sister. The new semester began in September, and Yi Hong and his sister went to grade 2.
This is their family's situation. Yi Hong’s father works in the city in order to pay off the debt as soon as possible. After a year of hard work, they paid 20,000 RMB. The house was paved, and they also built a new kitchen and walls. In the second half of the year, his father came to the construction site in Lanzhou. The harvest was not good, so his father hoped to earn more money in the city. Yi Hong and his sister lived with their grandmother, who had to take medicine all the time. His father hopes everyone in the family will be fine and that life will be better.
When Yi Hong and his sister came back from summer camp, they could speak Mandarin to their father and grandmother. They had fun when the grandmother could not understand Mandarin. His father said the children changed a lot and became more obedient. His father said it is worth the hard work to see the two happy and healthy children.
Thanks again for the care and donations for Yi Hong.
Original article written by Aiju Chang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang and Carolyn D.
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