Through the theme of “love toward society, truth of the warm earth, and volunteer service,” Xingyang Volunteers Federation hopes to enhance people’s sense of social responsibility with various volunteer service activities.
On October 20th, we held a meeting about our supporting families and mentioned Huihui’s mother, who suffers from dementia. As Huihui’s father died several days ago, we all worried about her mother’s condition. Who will take care of her? We called her neighbor and asked about her condition. The auntie next door told us that they were busy with autumn harvesting recently and couldn’t afford any more time to help Huihui’s family. Huihui’s mother was a little unsettled these days. Later, though, with her neighbors’ help, they arranged a blind date for Huihui with a single man. Upon hearing this, we decided to visit Huihui’s family the next day and gave her neighbor some aid to better take care of her. Meanwhile we were all worried about her. Because of her condition, it was not easy to find an appropriate mate; she may even burden the new family.
On the way to Sishui the next day, our leader got a call from Huihui’s neighbor. The blind date was successful and Huihui’s mother had been accepted by the man’s family. Moreover, the single man was Xiaoqin’s uncle, whose family we had helped before. We were all glad to hear that and decided to visit the new couple days later.
On October 27th, we went to Xiaoqin’s home with presents. We met Xiaoqin’s grandma, Huihui’s mother's mother-in-law, and she welcomed us to visit her home. Huihui’s mother became much cleaner than before and could now understand us. We were all happy to see the new improvement. Grandma also told us that now Huihui’s mother could do some simple tasks, such as washing her face, putting on shoes, and sweeping the floor; she could follow the order and finish it well!
It was a great relief for everyone when we saw that Huihui’s mother could basically communicate with others, and we all felt pleased that she had a good family to take care of her. We also firmly believe that under their unremitting efforts, Huihui’s mother will become better than ever and live happily ever after with the new family.
Original article written by Zeng Liang Zhang, translated by Shishi Ma, and edited by US interns Ally Nguyen and Emily Cheng.
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