Wang Yanhong, 22, quit her job and began selling baked sweet potato on the street of Jinan, Shandong province to raise money for her brother who suffers with leukemia. A sign on her bicycle reads: “An outstanding young man is sick with leukemia. Hoping some loving people could help him.”
According to NetEase News, Wang used to be a nurse in her hometown of Zaozhuang, a small city in Shandong. She left her job and came to Jinan to help her sick older brother this November. Now, she gets up at 5:00 a.m. every day and sells sweet potatoes on the street until 7:00 at night, earning about 180 to 200 yuan each day.
She took over for her father, who was once a street vendor but now spends his days in the hospital taking care of her brother.
In windy weather hovering around two degrees celsius, the girl wraps herself up in a scarf and distributes leaflets asking for people to her save her brother.
The cost of treatment for leukemia-stricken patients is unfeasible for many families in China, and some must rely on public donations for help. Earlier this year, a daughter in Shanxi, a father in Beijing and another father in Chengdu all chose to go on the street to raise money for their family members suffering from leukemia.
By Dina Li