Warm & Love Home works with people with disabilities in the rural areas in China by means of online chat groups. The online chat groups give them courage and respond for their needs.
I have a home. When I think of her, I feel warm and encouragement deep in my heart. I have a home. When I come home, I feel her love and care, which always moves me to tears. She is a home of love and made up by a group of self-motivated people with disabilities. It is also a developing grass-root organization. We are from different parts of the country, but we are brothers and sisters. This is my home and a home full of love.
I am a disabled girl. I used to be self-abased and depressed. I did not see any hope to live on. I could not even face the disability. I refused to go out and speak to strangers. I felt all people were mocking me and all people looked at me strangely.
I had to face unemployment when I graduated from the college. The stress of survival made me out of breath. Seeing my classmates got married and started their careers one by one, I could not help thinking of being marginalized. I did not want to contact them and closed my heart to the outside world. I became numb and self-closing. Was I disabled physically and mentally?
I really hated to behave like that. I cried at night and asked why I was so unfortunate. Why the fate did not give me a sound body? Why I could not as pretty as my contemporaries? People could play as happy as they were while I had to hide myself and cry. I asked many whys, but I received no response. I could not see any hint of light. I felt I was useless and meaningless to be alive.
One day, a friend of mine told me about Warm & Love Home and I joined its QQ group. I felt the warm brought the love again, and I felt like collecting my confidence and courage to live on. I made friends at Warm & Love Home. They are optimistic, confidence, hard-working and active, which deeply infected me. They help and love each other. I felt equal and warm here. The Home is just like a germinating seed who is looking forward sun and rain as well as our care. I believe, with our efforts, the Home will grow stronger. When it becomes a big tree, it will certainly help more people.
Original article written by Juanjuan Zhong, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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