The first family we visited was the Gan 甘 family. The children's grandmother is over 94 and seems practically blind. Only the father, who is disabled, works in this family. Their mother is mentally ill, so the grandmother takes care of the children.
Chen Hui 陈慧 has suffered from myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder, since she was 3 years old. She has high medical bills. She is in the 1st grade in school. Her mother thanked us with tears. She said because of Blessing Hands and other volunteers her daughter could go to school for the first time.
The two Luo 罗 children, Mindging明定 and Yuanyuan园园, have just gotten a new house from the government. Their father and cousin, who lives with them, are hard of hearing. Their mother deserted them.
When Zuchu was one and half years old, his mother ran away from the poor family and left no information till now. In the year 2003 his father died from sickness. There are two brothers who are financed with a little subsidy from the government and the help of their uncle.
Guixin is of the Zhuang minority. She is studying in Wuxduan Special Education School because of a disability in her legs. This is a very poor family with three children with physical disabilities in their legs. The whole family squeezes into shabby, small, low, damp rooms! The elderly father supports the whole family by growing rice but he earns less than needed. There is a lack of money for the treatment of the disabled children.