CHILD SPONSORSHIP | Luelue
Luelue is a bright, friendly young woman with Down syndrome who lives in our Changsha Care Centre. She may be known as the quieter one amongst her sisters, but she has a strong, independent mind of her own. Luelue is often quick to offer a helping hand with housework, and is the first to greet visitors who stop by, warmly welcoming them into her home.
She has developed a close bond with her caregivers, who have been with her for many years, affectionately referring to them as “Mum.” She follows any instructions they give her without complaint, assisting them with chores such as washing the dishes and folding laundry.
At the end of 2020, Luelue began to experience problems with her kidneys. In April 2021, she began weekly hemodialysis treatment at the hospital. Throughout this difficult medical journey, Luelue’s optimism and cheerfulness have not dimmed. She travels together with her sister Yaofang (who also needs regular medical treatment) to each appointment, and they are never late. She pushes Yaofang in her wheelchair and helps guide her through the hospital.
“While she is receiving treatment, Luelue watches animated videos on her tablet. Later on in the day, she takes out her cookies and cakes from her snack bag and enjoys them with a big smile,” our staff commented.
Unfortunately, Luelue became ill after her initial treatments. Her immune system was weakened, she began to lose her appetite, and later she was diagnosed with acute pneumonia.
“In just two months, Luelue was in and out of different hospitals five times. You could see that her face was sometimes filled with helplessness, hardship and pain, but you also saw her optimism and strength.” Dr Liu shared in her report.
After diligent care and the support of our selfless staff, her condition stabilised, and she was able to return home. She still attends weekly dialysis treatments, but remains a source of joy for the doctors and nurses who interact with her.
“Her smile and strength has returned with the help of all of us.”
— Dr Liu
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