A dedicated 10-year-old boy in Jiangxi started his own business selling scraps collected on the street as a way to help save his leukemia-stricken father.
Mo Suangyi is in fifth grade. When his father was diagnosed with leukemia, his family discovered that it would cost more than 600,000 RMB to treat. As a way to chip in, Mo began picking up scraps and selling them. In the past two months alone, he’s sold around 700 pounds of scraps, according to Tencent News.
“I have to take care of grannie and my little brother, then father won’t have to worry about them”, Mo wrote in his diary.
Mo also takes care of all the housework, including cooking, mopping the floors and washing dishes.
One of his diary entries reads: “Dear father, you know what? I’ve earned 36.6 yuan so far by selling scraps. I know the distance from 36.6 to 600 grand is as far as from here to Beijing, but I won’t give up. So hang in there father and you will be fine!”.
Young Mo’s is just one of a dozen other inspiring stories showing the lengths one will go to help save a family member. One father in Beijing went as far as to turn himself into a “human punching bag” and raised around 800,000 RMB in donations from the public for his son with leukemia.
by Luke Sun
[Images from People’s Daily via Tencent news]