Little Red Scarf is in Lanzhou, Gansu province 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.
There were 17 children discharged from the hospital in April, 2011. We called the families one by one 2 years later, asking about their lives and health.
Discharge time: 04/01/2011. Call time: 10/12/2013. Recent developments: Tian’er is in Grade 9 and she has been much better since the surgery. She seldom caught cold during 2 years. Now she could attend PE and the wound is healing well. Her mother concerned a lot about her study. She does well at school. The home is about half hour away from school and she has lunch at school with 70 RMB per month.
206 Zi Qi
Discharge time: 03/30/2011. Call time: 10/23/2013. Recent developments: Zi Qi is 5 and attends kindergarten. She is lively and loves singing and dancing. She seldom caught a cold, but easy to have bloody nose. The wound is healing well. She grows much taller.
210 Ji Kui
Discharge time: 04/15/2011. Call time: 10/12/2013. Recent developments: Ji Kui is 5 and attends pre-school class. He seldom caught cold, but ate less, so he is thin. He could run and jump, but not as healthy as other children. He could not walk long distance. The wound is healing well.
211 Zhuan Hong
Discharge time: 04/25/2011. Call time: 10/12/2013. Recent developments: Zhuan Hong is 10 and grew much taller and gained some weights. He is 60 kg now. He is naughty and likes running and jumping. He looks great. He is in Grade 4. The school is far away from home, so his sister sends him to school with bicycle.
LY-12 Mai Mai
Discharge time: 04/15/2011. Call time: 10/12/2013. Recent developments: Mai Mai is 5.5 years old and he is in kindergarten. His father said his face looked blue sometimes, and was out of breath and tired when he was walking. It’s difficult for him to go to school. We suggested the family bring the child to hospital to do re-examination.
LY-18 Yun Xia
Discharge time: 04/09/2011. Call time: 10/12/2013. Recent developments: Yun Xia is 13 and in Grade 5. She does excellent at school. She is much healthier, but still thin. The school is about half hour walking from her home.
LY-19 Xiao Xian
Discharge time: 04/20/2011. Call time: 10/12/2013. Recent developments: Xiao Xian is over 6 and in kindergarten where is near his home. He will attend primary school next year. He is healthy and seldom catches cold. He likes doing exercises and the wound is healing well.
LY 22 Wei Xu
Discharge time: 04/26/2011. Call time: 10/14/2013. Recent developments: Wei Xu is over 6 and in grade 1. His father said he seldom caught cold now, and the wound is healing well. He eats more than before.
LY-25 Tang Tang
Discharge time: 04/27/2011. Call time: 10/14/2013. Recent developments: Tang Tang is 5 and attends pre-school class. He seldom caught cold. He participated in PE and extra-curriculum activities. His father said he is naughty. The wound is healing well. The family thanks the support of LRS.
Among 17 children discharged in April of 2011, they are recovering well and attend school. We could not contact several families, for they had changed their numbers. We wish them happy and healthy.
Original article written by Ying Guan, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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