Share the Happiness - with Wei Minke

June 20, 2016

This is the heartwarming story of little Wei Minke, a two year old boy from Guanxi province who  we were able to help receiving a life saving heart surgery:
 

 

One month after Wei Mingke was born, he was sent to the hospital because of an upper respiratory tract infection. He was found to have VSD by ultrasound there.
 

There are 6 members in the family. The parents work on their farm breeding silkworms. The father tries to go to Fuoshan city to earn more money when farming is slow. The grandparents are too old to work and they need to be taken care of.
The grandfather has diabetes and must take medicine. Wei Mingke has a 9 year old brother. The parents opened a little restaurant years ago, which resulted in the family being RMB 30000 in debt.
They are even more in debt now since Wei Mingke needs treatments. They can't afford the surgery.
 

Information provided by Heart to Heart
 

 

I had the chance to meet Wei Mingke a few days after he undergone the operation at Yodak Hospital. He was recovering fast and appeared to me as strong and happy little boy. His mother told me that meanwhile the family had given up silk worm farming and that the father was now working full time as laborer.

 

With the sucessfully surgery hopefully the financial and overall situation of the family will improve. I have seen it during my fieldtrips with Heart to Heart that many families do much better once the health worry is gone.

 

The day after my visit, Wei Mingke, his mother and Ayi made their long way back home to Guanxi province. A 26 hour train ride was waiting for them. I hope that they made it back home ok and that from now on there is a bright future waiting ahead of them


 

Thank you to all those beautiful families that let me capture their precious moments.

Their donation of the photo shootings were a major contribution towards Wei Minkes Heart surgery.

 

Another "Circle of happiness" is complete!

 

"Share the happiness" is a personal charity project. 20% of each photo shooting are going towards sponsoring a heart surgery with Heart to Heart.

For more information, please click HERE


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