Rainbow Village Help Center is a TFish Associate Member. It was established for the purpose of giving glasses to impoverished children.
You Fuhai has been suffering from scoliosis on the lumbar vertebra. When I saw him, he had been out of school for about one year. Most people may wonder why he dropped school.
You Fuhai’s father is a blind man. All burdens of the family fell on his mother. His mother not only did field work, but also sent Fuhai to school by carrying him on her back (he cannot walk due to the nerves being pressed). It took her 1 hour to walk to school for each of the 4 trips back and forth between home and school each day. His mother is short and due to Fuhai's growth, she could not carry him on her back when he was in Grade 4.
Such situation meant he could no longer attend school. It is even difficult for him to stand up straight and his two legs are not the same length. With his efforts, he manages to ride a bike. He told me he wanted to study at school. His bicycle skills enable him go through mountainous roads to school.
People do have strong will to overcome difficulties, but his bike was damaged on such a road condition. He had to quit school when he could not afford the basic insurance premium at school and a new bike.
According to his parents, there’s a protrusion with a few centimeters long at his spine when he was 6, which then developed to a head size. The only treatment was simple checks in county hospital, spending 35 RMB in 5 years.
Rainbow Village started to support the Fuhai in 2011 and bought a bicycle for him. As for his illness, we have been trying our best to help. He went to many hospitals for checks, but there has not been a confirmed diagnosis. His health was deteriorating and he became shorter with the development of the scoliosis. He shrank to 1.48m now from 1.54m. If this child misses the opportunity of surgery, he will become paralyzed.
Original article written by Quandi Cheng, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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