A couple of months ago I was pleased to be able to hand over another partial donation of 2000RMB to Heart to Heart as part of my charity project "Share the happiness".
In April I was informed that enough sponsors had contributed (it takes 25.0000RMB in total for one surgery) to allow little Zhang Ruitang and her mother to travel to Shanghai for a lif saving heart surgery. The girl was born 9 months ago in a small village in Henan province. She had suffered from a serious heart defect from birth on and finally was able to get help in Yodak Hospital in Shanghai.
This is her little story:
After birth Zhang Ruitang cried differently than other children so the doctors gave her an ultrasound and the result showed that she had CHD.
The child was too small and doctors there said she could wait for a surgery. Recently, she had a check up inShanghai and her condition is getting serious. She got a serious infection and has been in the hospital a lot.
The family wants her to have surgery now, but they already10,000rmb in debt. There are three people in the family. Her father works in a construction site and earns less than 2000rmb a month and he hasn’t been paid since last year.
Her mother stays at home with Zhang Ruitang.
(information provided by H2H)
I´m very happy to share with you today that this so far sad story had a happy ending. After a sucessfull open heart surgery Zhang Ruitang recovered well and was able to go back home a couple of days ago.
Unfortunately this time I was not able to visit my sponsored child as flu had me struck down. Nevertheless it was dear to my heart that a the family received a collage with the smiles of the shootings which contributed to this donation. These small gestures become special memories for those families.
Lenel from Heart to Heart was so kind to take some pictures for us. She told me that Zang Ruitang had just been for another check up when she went to see her. This which explains why she does not look too happy here. I know what it´s like - my two year old gets scared every time she sees a doctor, too!
Thanks to everyone who let me capture their memories and making this little wonder happen!!
If you would like to find out more about this charity project, please clikck on the collage