Already for the second time in March 2018 we supported the English organisation ‘GlowFund’ (www. glowfund. org) in financing complex orthopaedic surgeries. Children from different regions of China came to Yantai and were operated by a highly specialized team of surgeons from Stanford Medical Center. In one week, the doctors carried out 16 operations with great commitment, some of which lasted up to 13 hours. The most difficult cases were children with severe scoliosis such as Resay Dede and Tsewang Samdup.
In October, Annika, Nina and Johanna travelled to Xinhua in Hunan Province to visit 2 oft he operated children. Wu Jibao (13 years) and Yixiu Feng (11 years)
After we walked with Wu Jibao through his whole village and were introduced to many inhabitants he cooked with his family for us. Since the secondary school is too far away, he now goes to boarding school during the week with the help of TASNA donations. His mother works 24×7 as a caregiver for the elderly in the city and is therefore not at home. The uncle is looking after the house and will be there when Wu Jibao comes home on the weekend. He was also the one who started the long journey to Yantai withWu Jibao.
We picked up Yixiu Feng from school and accompanied her home. She lives with her grandparents and a huge swarm of bees in a house without heating. Her father died and her mother ran away. Yixiu Feng’s scoliosis is still visible but she is much better than before the operation in March. Here, too, we finance further help in the form of schoolfees and, if possible, physiotherapy.