According to their motto - “Love, truth, and service to community” - Henan Volunteers works to enhance people’s sense of social responsibility through providing them various volunteer opportunities.The office is in Xingyang, Henan province.
On May 18th, 2014 was the 24th Help-the-Disabled Day here in China. We provided wheelchairs, funds, rice, cooking oil, etc. to the elderly with disabilities and orphans.
Volunteers gathered at the playground at 8:00pm and were divided into 3 groups. The first group went to visit Wu Yanpeng. They brought a pail of cooking oil (5L) and a bag of rice (5kg).
Wu Yanpeng was excited to see the volunteers.He is a young man with cerebral palsy. His room is neat and clean and he has learned to use the computer. He very optimistic despite the daily challenges he has to face. Below is a picture of him waving goodbye to the volunteers.
The volunteers also visited is Zhang Cheng, a 17-year-old young man who also has cerebral palsy. Zhang Cheng lives with his grandparents, and has never been to school. He was born with cerebral palsy and didn't have the resources then for treatment. Now he cannot take care of himself and the limbs are atrophied. Still, he has bright smiles all around. His father died of electrocution and his mother married again, so his grandparents take care of him when he was quite young.
We also visited Du Furong, and brought a wheelchair and 200 RMB to her. She is an old woman with serious illness, but she has to take care of her grandchildren. She was upset because she could not cook for her grandchildren. She was excited and moved to tears to see the volunteers with the new wheelchair. She could finally get down the bed and cook for her grandchildren.
When helping the families with the disabled, we felt relieved to see their optimism and positive when facing the difficulties.
Original article written by Zengliang Zhang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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