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.
Xingxing (star) is 30, who suffers from severe scoliosis. She is strong mind, optimistic and indomitable. The family could not afford to treat her scoliosis earlier, so most of bones were transformed seriously. Her illness caused incontinence and she has been lying in bed for over 10 years. The transformed spinal pressed her nerves and she has to live with unbearable pains day and night. She often got fevers due to poor immunity. Bedsores on the body cannot be recovered well because of malnutrition.
To save medical bills, she even learned some medical knowledge and made prescription for herself, but it costs about thousands of yuan for each prescription. She also wanted to help to ease the burden of her parents. She runs an online shop to sell cross-stitch pictures. She has to put up with the pain and make cross-stitch picture every day. In her shop, there are not only cross-stitch pictures, but hand-made bracelets and mobile phone recharge cards. With an old laptop on the bed, she earned not only her medical bills, but part of her brother’s school tuition.
Original article written by Haizhen Wang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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