Yufeng used to have a hard time just climbing hills and would feel tightness in his chest and shortness of breath. After his surgery, he no longer has any problems with climbing hills.
Two Brothers at School
Yufeng is a sophomore at Yanguan Second High School. His school provides free living quarters, and his meals cost 15 yuan a day, which totals 3,500 yuan a year. Yufeng’s younger brother is an eighth grader at Qishan Middle School and rents a house near school with his classmates for 700 yuan a year. He brings rice, flour, and cooking oil from home and uses a kerosene stove to cook. The two brothers spend nearly 10,000 yuan a year.
Mother Faces Physical Challenges
Their mother had a stroke ten years ago, and after two months of treatment and a 2,000-yuan treatment fee, she felt much better. Unfortunately, five years ago, she fell and broke her patella when getting water from the well. Even now she still cannot do heavy work. The father is the family’s only worker. Each year during the non-farming season he works at the local construction sites, earning .60 yuan for moving each block of concrete. He earns a total of 6,000 yuan a year.
The family owns over an acre and a half of mountainous land. The father planted a new type of apples introduced this year in half an acre. Another half-acre has some rapeseed, and another has potatoes. Last year, planting apples yielded an income of over 900 yuan, but just buying the pesticides and fertilizer cost 1,400 yuan.
Now the family’s greatest financial challenge is the brothers’ tuitions and living costs. Will you help the brothers get the education they need?
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