Help Bao Ping’s mother get the medical treatment she needs for her stomach problems.
CHD Prevented Bao Ping from Going to School
Bao Ping suffered from congenital heart disease from birth until he was 15 years old. Because of his disease, he could only watch other children go to school while he stayed home. As a young teenager, he looked like an old man and had to be supported while walking. In December 2011, Bao Ping underwent heart surgery with the help of LRS. Now he is 19 years old and a 3rd grade student in elementary school.
Bao Ping’s Family Farms Abandoned Fields
Most people in their family’s village moved to a new village, giving up their mountainous fields. However, Bao Ping’s parents farmed the lands abandoned by other villagers in order to earn more money. They earned about $3,200 USD per year from over 11 acres of fields. His father worked for other people to make ends meet, earning another $1,600 USD a year. In this way the family worked hard for several years to pay off debts.
Plans to Move to New Village
Bao Ping’s family plans to move to the new village next year. Their house is 50 square meters and worth about $13,000 USD. The government subsidizes half of the amount. Bao Ping’s father plans to borrow money from the bank.
Bao Ping’s Mother Needs Medical Treatment
Bao Ping and his brother are in primary school and don’t spend much. But Bao Ping’s mother has stomach problems, which burdens the family. She has to spend about $500 USD for medicine each year. Let’s help his mother get the medicine she needs!
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