Yapeng is in 2nd grade. He was born with his right hand disabled and can only use his left hand. Yapeng underwent heart surgery with the support of LRS in 2012. He has not been very well since the operation and has had to keep taking medicine. The doctor suggested we keep following up with him.
Yapeng's family has 8 people in it, and his father was born deaf, so he can only do temp work nearby. Yapeng’s grandparents are over 80. When we visited the family in 2014, his grandfather could take care of himself. Now he has to lay in bed due to a stroke.
We enrolled Yapeng’s family into the Adopt a Family program in 2015. May & Kai Chao and Henry & Lisa donated money for Yapeng's hospital examination and medicine.
With LRS staff Yunyun's active coordination, Yapeng had a color doppler ultrasound free of charge in Lanzhou Hospital. The results showed that the operation was successful, but Yapeng’s heart did not develop well enough. There’s a slight regurgitation at the mitral valve and the tricuspid valve. The doctor said it’s not serious and asked them no worry. Yapeng can stop taking medicine. The doctor said it's important to give Yapeng more vitamins, nutrition, and vegetables.
We have given the donated money to Yapeng’s father, asking him to improve the nutrition for Yapeng and to bring him for regular examinations.
The man on the left is Yapeng’s uncle; the man in the middle is Yapeng’s father. His uncle had to accompany them to go out because his father has a hearing disability. His uncle said they were considering to grow some Chinese peppers. With raising 3 children, their expenses are increasing. Growing Chinese peppers would bring more income. We hope the family will master this growing skill as soon as possible and hope Chinese peppers will bring more money for the family. We also hope Yapeng will be getting better and more confident.
Original article translated by Maggie Li, edited by Carolyn D.
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