After media reported on the story of Yuanyuan, the baby girl in Shenzhen who was suffering from an unknown and rare disease, donations totaling over 200,000 RMB poured in from people across the nation who were touched by her story. Unfortunately, the child passed away from complications, China Youth Daily reported yesterday.
According to the report, Yuanyuan’s mother decided to give the donated money to other children suffering rare diseases. The family also donated parts of Yuanyuan’s organs to medical scientific research institutions, where experts will conduct testing on her genes to find out the cause of the rare disease.
A receiver becomes a giver. Let’s hope in the near future, children suffering from the same type of rare disease as Yuanyuan can lead a happy life.
By Lucy Liu