E-mail lunthesis@163.com Phone 0551-65179860-203

Family with young patient diagnosed with scoliosis shakes off poverty in Anhui

Pub Date:20-06-24 08:57 Source:Xinhua

Cai Qiyan (1st R) attends a P.E. class at Sanhe Experimental School in Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

HEFEI, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Cai Qiyan enjoys the view of flowing clouds from one of the mountain-top tea plantations in her hometown. But the fun is also a luxury for the 15-year-old who was diagnosed with congenital scoliosis.

From an early age, Qiyan found it extremely difficult to keep her spine upright. In the depth of the Dabie Mountains, Qiyan had to spend two hours on her way to school and back home since it "took much more time to walk with a bent body." Despite her good academic performance, Qiyan became more self-conscious as she grew up.

In 2012, the family decided to seek medical treatment in Beijing. In the eight years to come, Qiyan had undergone eight surgeries. With the help of surgical implants, Qiyan straightened her back successfully after painful recoveries.

However, multiple surgeries had thrown Qiyan's family into dire poverty. In 2016, Qiyan's family was registered as an impoverished household. Thanks to local poverty-relief policies, the family shook off poverty in 2019. Qiyan's parents now run a tea plantation.

Qiyan feels particularly thankful to the medical staff and those who cared about her health. Now as a sixth-grader at a local boarding school, the girl says her biggest dream is to become a doctor herself.

Cai Qiyan is on her way home from school in Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

Cai Qiyan takes a math test at Sanhe Experimental School in Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

Cai Qiyan attends a P.E. class at Sanhe Experimental School in Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

Cai Qiyan helps her father remove weeds in the family's tea plantation in Gaowan Village of Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

Cai Qiyan does homework at home in Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

Aerial photo shows Cai Qiyan helping her father remove weeds in the family's tea plantation in Gaowan Village of Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

Cai Qiyan does homework at home in Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 19, 2020.  (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

Cai Qiyan (C) spends her noon break studying at Sanhe Experimental School in Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

Aerial photo taken on June 20, 2020 shows tea plantations and photovoltaic power projects established for poverty-relief purposes in Gaowan Village of Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

Cai Qiyan stands on the top of a mountain in Gaowan Village of Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

Cai Qiyan helps her mother pick vegetables in Gaowan Village of Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

Cai Qiyan and her parents have dinner together in Gaowan Village of Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

Cai Qiyan attends a P.E. class at Sanhe Experimental School in Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

Cai Qiyan tends a succulent plant at home in Gaowan Village of Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 20, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

Cai Qiyan (L) talks with a teacher at Sanhe Experimental School in Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

Cai Qiyan and her parents have dinner together in Gaowan Village of Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

Cai Qiyan displays a photo of her after her second scoliosis surgery in Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, June 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)


Editor:Rita

Related News
Yangtze River Delta adopts new train opera...
China warns of frequent summer floods in r...
Anhui unveils air quality rankings for Jan...
China on blue alert as rainstorms continue...
 
Contact Us
Copyright ©2000-2016 anhuinews.com All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.