A 20-year-old student who was severely injured after being engulfed by giant flames at a barbecue bar in Yiwu, Zhejiang province has succcessfully completed her sixth surgery and has shown good recovery progress, media reported.
Xiaoqian’s father, Mr Ying, told reporters that she had completed her sixth graft surgery on October 7, which mainly aimed to repair the skin on her legs and cover the skin on her neck. According to the doctor, the 6.5-hour-surgery was a success. “It’s supposed to use her own skin but no skin remains good to repair the broken skins. In the following weeks, she will need to do a skin grafting.
Xiaoqian was able to speak after her fifth surgery. “Lying in bed every day makes me feel miserable”, Xiaoqian told her family. However, Mr. Ying knows that it will be still too early for her to be able to go back to school. “We’ve been told by the doctors that she needs another five surgeries for skin grafting. Her recovery period will be the most difficult time.”
Xiaoqian’s surgeries cost 1.1 million RMB in total. However, the future medical fees will be a heavier burden for the family.
Fortunately, Xiaoqian’s family had received a donation of 1.25 million RMB from warmhearted people in society. The boss of the barbecue bar had given the family 195,000 RMB. Ms Wang, the director of the bar, had sent them 400,000 RMB for the surgery fees and promised to sell her house in Hangzhou to cover Xianqian’s medical fees.
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By Lucy Liu