Mother carries girl born with cerebral palsy to school everyday

CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
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Fu Yuantao, mother of a 12-year-old daughter born with cerebral palsy, has been carrying her to hospital and school rain or shine for 10 years in Yuanling county, Hunan province, Hunan Today reported.

The daughter, named Peng Haixin, is unable to walk and has to rely on others for her daily activities. Since 2006, her parents have been taking her to different doctors, despite the fact that they had to borrow a lot of money and bear hunger and cold.

The parents have spent more than 500,000 yuan (S$104,567) on Peng’s medical treatment. To help Peng enjoy equal education opportunity as her peers, Fu has carried Peng everyday to school for almost six years.

Love from her parents has encouraged Peng. She tries her best to walk on her own despite falling frequently. She has never missed one homework or exam.

“If I study harder, I will get a better job and buy my mom and dad a house,” said Peng. “When they get older, if I am not able to care for them, I will find them a housemaid.”

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