Liu and her babies.
The story of a determined 27-year-old mother from Heilongjiang province, who has been selling barbecued oysters to pay for medical treatment for her triplet daughters with cerebral palsy recently touched the hearts of netizens and went viral. After reading her sorrowful story, kind local residents have come out in droves to buy her oysters and even pay a little extra.
Liu Xing gave birth to the three lovely babies in January, 2012. Unfortunately, at the time when they were a bit more than one year old, they were diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a group of permanent neurological disorders that appear in infancy.
Not long after the diagnosis, Liu along with her husband and mother-in-law decided to move their family from Bei’an to Harbin to seek treatment for their kids.
Liu’s family has spent all of their savings and even borrowed money from friends and relatives for in order to help their daughters.
Liu Xing and her husband do some odd jobs during the day. In the evening, they set up an oyster stand and hawk barbecued oysters on a Harbin street.
After Liu Xing’s story was reported by local media outlets, countless numbers of local residents shared the story on to their WeChat accounts.
Residents donate money for Liu at her oyster stand.
According to CCTV News, afterwards charitable residents began to patronize Liu’s stand and donate some extra money.
“I learned of her from WeChat, her life really isn’t easy,” a male resident, who paid a little extra for the oysters he bought from Liu, told reporters.
Liu said that she believes her family will be able to earn enough to pay medical expenses for their kids.
A resident leaves a note with supportive words for Liu along with a small donation.
Currently, the three-year-old children are unable to walk. However, one doctor said that as long as they are well cared for they will be able to take care of themselves when they grow up.
Thanks to so much help from kind-hearted locals, Liu and her family have taken their daughters to Beijing for additional treatment, Harbin News reports.
The family are photographed on the train to Beijing for the kids’ treatment.
“So many good Samaritans have given me a hand, and I have no idea how to extend my profound gratitude to all them. I’ll keep it in my heart,” Liu told reporters. “After we get my daughters diagnosed, we will return as soon as possible.”
For those also looking to help. Liu Xing can be reached via the following numbers: 13633669998, 13644604128, 18686833721.
By Lucy Liu
[Images via CCTV News // Harbin News]