Ouyang Jiayan is 15-month old baby girl who was born in a small village in China's Pingle County of Guangxi Province with a congenital heart disorder known as Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD). Thanks to your donations, she has received the surgery she needed to repair her heart. She is now at home recovering.Thanks for your love and care! … [Read more...]
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Xiao Jie (pronounced shih-ow jee-ah) is one of the most mature 7th graders I’ve ever met. Although she’s only 13 years old, she often sees the world from the perspective of an adult. For this reason she is a responsible and successful dorm monitor. She takes care of the younger girls as if they were her own siblings, making sure that their clothes are appropriate for the weather, reminding them to … [Read more...]
Deng Hong (pronounced duh-ung hohng) is the other 9th grade boy we have at JFCC. He is a man of few words, but nonetheless with his subtle gestures and expressions—a tap on the shoulder, a raise of his eyebrow— he can draw smiles and laughter out from people around him. Being one of the oldest children, Deng Hong is naturally a figure of authority among the younger kids. But he is a “gentle … [Read more...]
Zhang Ziyan is a beautiful, active young girl who lives in a rural village in Guangxi province of China. She was born with Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD).This disorder is a hole in the wall separating the two lower chambers of the heart. In normal development, the wall between the heart chambers closes before birth, so that oxygen-rich blood is kept from mixing with the oxygen-poor blood. … [Read more...]
Since there are no designated chefs in JFCC, teachers here take turns cooking and children have to help out in the kitchen. Eighth grader Luo Xiao Qin (pronounced loo-aw shi-ow cheen), who was one of the first friends that I’ve made in the care center, was arguably the most experienced and efficient helper. In JFCC, children are taught to respect adults as faultless authoritative figures, so when … [Read more...]