Thursday, April 5, 2012

Filial daughter

Pictures: 12-year-old girl takes care of her brain-damaged father alone

In a remote village of Guanling County, Guizhou Province, a 12-year-old girl, named Huang Puli, was forced to leave primary school to take care of her father, who suffered a severe brain damage from falling a tree last year on December 19. Huang’s mother has never come back after she left home three years ago. 
That is a poor village, lack of basic infrastructure and facilities. Huang’s family is even poorer. It is no exaggeration to say that she has nothing, but walls, and an elderly grandmother and a “vegetable” father now. 

For such an utterly-destitute family, high medical costs have become a great burden. Huang Puli has borrowed 110 thousand yuan to pay the neurosurgery department of Anshun City People’s Hospital of Guizhou Province where her father is receiving the treatments. 
Every morning at around 6:00am, the first thing that Huang Puli does after waking up is to help her father to do exercises in bed, and then practice massage to him. 
At 7:00am, she goes to cook porridge to feed her father herself. 
From 9:00am to 12:00am, she sends her father to undego oxygen therapy. 
After lunch, the girl begins washing her father and repeats body massaging. Sometimes, her granny is there to help her too. 
She has to suck out the sputum from her father through a tube when necessary. 
At 5:00pm, when the vegetable vendors start their business, Huang heads to buy some vegetables and meat to cook dinner for her father. 
The father needs to change the clothes regularly. Under help from the nurses, Huang changes the clothes for her father.
And before Huang Puli goes to bed, she washes her father’s body again and applies medicine to his wounds too. The next day, the little girl repeats the same job. 
Huang Puli’s story has moved everyone who knows about her. The primary school has helped raise 50,000 yuan to her, and the village also collected a donation of 1,800 yuan. 
March 25, a netizen, nicknamed Journalist Min Yunxiao, tweeted the story to the Tencent microblog, causing a strong reaction on the Internet too. Netizens started donating their moneyto the little filial girl.
How many of you have children who are willing to sacrifice their youth to look after a sick parent?  My friends NONE, me I just have to wait and see.  

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