Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dying 7-year-old Chinese girl rejects treatment, asks father to use money to cure baby sister

PHOTO: A 7-year-old Chinese girl has been diagnosed with osteopetrosis, a life-threatening disorder where bones become denser throughout the body. Her one-year-old sister also suffers from the disorder. Symptoms of the disorder include fractures, low blood cell production and loss of cranial nerve function which ultimately lead to blindness, deafness and facial nerve paralysis.
Despite her condition, Wang Yue refuses to go for modern medical treatment. She wants her parents to spend the money on treatment for her one-year-old sister, who also suffers from the disorder.
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A 7-year-old Chinese girl, Wang Yue, was diagnosed with osteopetrosis, a life-threatening disorder where bones become denser throughout the body.

Symptoms of the disorder include fractures, low blood cell production and loss of cranial nerve function which ultimately lead to blindness, deafness and facial nerve paralysis, reports World of Buzz and China Press.

Despite her condition, Wang Yue refuses to go for modern medical treatment as she wants her parents to spend the money on treatment for her one-year-old sister, who also suffers from the disorder.

While osteopetrosis patients can be cured with bone marrow transplants, the family could only raise enough money for one of their daughters to undergo the procedure which costs about 500,000 yuan (S$102,030).

Realising that only one of them can be saved, Wang Yue told her father: "Since we cannot manage to borrow so much money, I won't go for the treatment.



The family could only raise enough money for one of their daughters to undergo the procedure which costs about 500,000 yuan (S$102,030).
PHOTO: The family could only raise enough money for one of their daughters to undergo the procedure which costs about 500,000 yuan (S$102,030).
Realising that only one of them can be saved, Wang Yue told her father: "Since we cannot manage to borrow so much money, I won't go for the treatment. I have some savings too, so you can take it and add it to the pool for sister's treatment fees."
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"I have some savings too, so you can take it and add it to the pool for sister's treatment fees."

She added: "I'm big already so it doesn't matter if I don't go for the treatment."



Wang Yue told her parents to spend the money on treatment for her one-year-old sister, who also suffers from the disorder.
PHOTO: Wang Yue told her parents to spend the money on treatment for her one-year-old sister, who also suffers from the disorder.
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Her heartbroken father cried when he realised that Wang Yue was sacrificing herself for her sister.

The family's tragic circumstances have received attention nationwide with a fund-raising effort being set up.

Hopefully, with enough help, the two sisters will be able to grow up together.



Her heartbroken father cried when he realised that Wang Yue was sacrificing herself for her sister.
PHOTO: The family's tragic circumstances have received attention nationwide with a fund-raising effort being set up. Hopefully, with enough help, the two sisters will be able to grow up together.
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By CK, cktan@sph.com.sg, Stomp, 11 August 2017


There is great concern in her parents, knowing that there will be pain and hardship in the life of their children, but there is still hope, for God loves all of us and surely has a plan for them all. Parenthood brings many emotions. Fear, joy, pain, and hope, concern and nearly inexpressible love can all be part of parenthood. As their children grow, they will surely marvel at their wisdom and obedience, knowing that they will be the children of God. All parents are the same. 天下父母心都是一样的 Tiān xià fù mǔ xīn dōu shì yī yàng de. ~ sayings in Howard Lyon's painting


The Lord's Prayer
This, then, is how you should pray:

"Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
And the power, and the glory, for ever.
Amen.
" (Matthew 6:9-13)


But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
PHOTO: "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." (John 4:14).
This is the Woman at the Well where Jesus Christ taught her about the living water. Christ stands before not just the woman, but all mankind, and testifies that He is the Son of God. If we would drink of the truths of the gospel, seek after Him and do His will, we will thirst no more, and those truths will lift us up unto eternal life with our Father in Heaven.
Painting by Howard Lyon Fine Art and Illustration - The woman at the well (living water)
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Reference
[1] By CK, cktan@sph.com.sg, Dying 7-year-old Chinese girl rejects treatment, asks father to use money to cure baby sister, Stomp, posted on 11 August 2017, http://www.asiaone.com/china/dying-7-year-old-chinese-girl-rejects-treatment-asks-father-use-money-cure-baby-sister

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