The Disabled Persons Artistic Performance Troupe was established to display the artistic talents of individuals with disabilities. The troupe's aim is to spread appreciation for the hard work and talents of the disabled and give them attention and affirmation.
On January 30, 2013, Zhang Jun prepared some gifts for the new year. Carrying the gifts into the car, we sent them to the families of our friends with disabilities. When visiting each of the families, Zhang Jun expressed his concern for their needs and difficulties.
Compared to the gifts we had distributed in previous years, we prepared more daily necessities and included a box of bean pasty and a box of dried vegetable. We also specially included a set of DVDs on the development of local traditional cultures which provided a spiritual course for our disabled friends.
We then visited Song Xiling’s family. Song Xiling's leg was amputated because of neurofibroma, and the other leg was swelling seriously due to the tumor. She and her daughter had to make a living through subsidies from the government. Zhang Jun asked about the daughter, Xiao Xiao; and seeing the happy child, he could not help but smile. Thanks to Zhang Jun’s efforts, the girl became an optimistic girl from a child who used to speak just a few words. They talked a lot about future and filial duty, which encouraged Xiao Xiao to study harder. She hoped to give her mother a better life and share her love to other people in need.
Before leaving, Zhang Jun gave the tuition fees to Xiao Xiao. He never seeks fame or return for his philanthropic acts. When we express our gratitude to him, he always says, “That’s what I should do.” His deeds have moved a lot of friends, and he inisists on helping more people. Zhang Jun’s philanthropic acts indeed provide huge encouragments to people with disabilities. Thank you!
Original article written by Ruifang Zhang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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