A wealthy Shanghai university student who suffered injuries in last month’s Taipei water park blaze has offered to donate 300,000 yuan towards the recovery of a fellow burn victim staying in her hospital.
Eighteen-year-old Teresa Yip, who sustained burns over nearly 40 percent of her body in the Color Play Asia “party powder” explosion, was transferred to the Shanghai Ruijin Hospital on June 30 at the request of her parents, who live and work in the city.
Also staying in the hospital is 25-year-old Wang Haibin, who made headlines last month after helping to evacuate his neighbors during a fire at his residential building, resulting in severe burns over 88 percent of his body.
Wang is a migrant worker from a poor family in Jiangsu province and is now in critical condition.
Yip dipped into her savings and college fund and handed the donation over to the Shanghai branch of the Red Cross Society of China, Shanghai Daily reports, citing the student’s mother.
“My daughter regards Wang Haibin as a very brave man and really wanted to help him,” Yip’s mother was quoted as saying in the report.
Yip, meanwhile, is making a steady recovery and is expected to be discharged from the hospital in a month or so.