Support Fang Di and her husband to get the treatment they need for improved health.
Surgery Not as Successful as Hoped
Fang Di had congenital heart surgery in September 2013. Unfortunately, during the post-surgery checkup 3 months later, the doctor realized there was still a residual shunt. Since hers was less than 3mm, it wouldn’t affect her health, but this news still came as a disappointment to the family.
Ongoing Health Needs
Fang Di and her husband both suffer from serious gastric ulcers. Fang Di’s husband has been in poor health and hasn’t been able to work much. This year he improved a bit and was able to work in a construction site to earn about $20 a day.
Fang Di’s daughter is 22 and was adopted from Fang Di’s brother. She graduated from a vocational school and works in a factory. Each month she sends home about $300, which accounts for two-thirds of the family’s income. “I hope my parents’ health improves,” she said.
The family has a little over two acres of fields that are suitable for planting apples. However, because the family knows nothing about planting apples, they had to plant corn, potatoes, and wheat instead. They kept the wheat for food and sold the corn for $1000 and the potatoes for $800 last year.
Family Needs a Better Solution
The family owes over $4800 in debt. Fang Di and her husband don’t want to rely on their daughter’s income to provide for the family. It’s not a good long-term solution, and they are reluctant to give their children any burden. Fang Di also has a 17-year-old son who is in 8th grade.
Let’s provide the healthcare Fang Di and her husband need so they can work to provide for their family.
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