Support Xiao Jie so he can continue to get examined after his 3 surgeries for funnel chest.
Already Had 3 Surgeries for Funnel Chest
Xiao Jie lives in a village in Gansu province’s Min County. In third grade, this 11-year-old is taller but thinner than his peers. He’s already undergone 3 surgeries for his condition of funnel chest. While he attends normal sports activities, he’s always out of breath. His mother is concerned about him, but can’t afford more examinations at the hospital.
Earthquake Destroyed Home
An earthquake in 2013 destroyed the family’s house. During reconstruction in 2014, the family built an 80-square-meter house. They received $6,500 USD from the government to rebuild but still owe about $800 USD.
Not a Good Harvest
The family has about 4 acres of mountainous fields. They grow some highland barley, potatoes, and rapeseed. They left an acre to plant a kind of herb used in Chinese traditional medicine. However, the harvest was not very good.
Xiao Jie and his sister attend a nearby elementary school. Their father does other work for 3 months each year, earning about $1,300 USD. The total annual income of the family is about $1,600 USD.
After all the family has endured, let’s encourage them with our support!
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