Little Red Scarf is in Lanzhou, Gansu and Yunnan provinces 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.
Ever since meeting Galan, Little Red Scarf has been paying attention to her family’s hardships. In 2015, Ying Ying Wang donated $480 USD to her through our Adopt a Family program. Galan says that she is planning on using the money to go to Lanzhou for a health examination. We too have always been waiting for her to come. Due to her family’s situation, however, she has never had the chance.
Currently, in 2016, we are still in contact with Galan. Due to the pulmonary hypertension caused by her congenital heart disease, she experiences chest tightness and shortness of breath. She has already been in the hospital three times; each time she was hospitalized for about 7-8 days. The hospital charges her 3,000 RMB ($450 USD) each time. In the first half of the year, she spent 10,000 RMB ($1,500 USD). Galan’s father is over 80 years old this year and has also been hospitalized twice due to his prostate disease. Galan has to take out loans for all his hospital fees.
Galan’s family situation is getting worse day by day. Her parents are old as well, and due to this they have a lot of diseases. Furthermore, Galan’s brother has mental retardation, and her own condition is getting worse, and her child is really small. We especially thank Ying Ying Wang for the amazing help that has allowed Galan’s family to overcome yet another hardship.
Original article written by Ying Guan, translated by Nina Chen, and edited by Yanyan Zhang and Carolyn D.
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