Zhejiang Anzheng Charity Foundation: Supporting Study and Building Dreams
On July 29, Zhejiang Anzheng Charity Foundation, led by Chairman Ms. Chen Xianfen, expressed sympathy and solicitude for Zhu Zijian, a boy suffering congenital cataract and admitted to Zhejiang University, and Zhang Ziyi, a girl depending upon her grandparents for life, encouraging them to bravely face adversity, study hard and chase their dreams.
Zhu Zijian – A boy growing in an adverse environment
In life, you may always encounter various kinds of blows, but the ultimate power to decide what effects such blows can have on you is in your hands.
Zhu Zijian comes from a special family, which has been included in the list of Zhejiang Anzheng Charity Foundation’s “Help the Handicapped” day in May. His father is Zhu Shengxiang, who suffers infantile paralysis, and his mother is Xie Xiaoman, who suffers congenital cataract. Zhu Zijian inherited congenital cataract from his mother when he was born, nearly losing his sight. Thanks to timely operation, he was able see faintly later. However, such a boy coming from such a family and such an environment submitted outstanding answer sheets in the College Entrance Examination, which is regarded as the first significant turning point in one’s life. He is admitted to the Humanities Experimental Class (Media) of Zhejiang University with a high score of 691 marks.
In first time learning the news, Zhejiang Anzheng Charity Foundation decided to subsidize this big boy growing in an adverse environment.
On the morning of July 29, Ms. Chen Xianfen, Chairman of Zhejiang Anzheng Charity Foundation, and her followers arrived at Floor 11, the Impatient Department of Haining People’s Hospital, where Zhu Zijian’s father was hospitalized for poor health. Stepping into the ward, we saw a tall and thin boy who wore a pair of special glasses standing beside Zhu Shengxiang. As Zhu Shengxiang had known us through the “Help the Handicapped” activity, he warmly greeted us, while Zhu Zijian quietly stood there, giving us a sunny smile. ”Thank you for your help. Thank you!” Zhu Shengxiang said. “I’m not sure whether I can rank top in Zhejiang University in the future, but I’ll certainly do my best to study hard and help others,” Zhu Zijian said. Looking at her son who was seriously making a promise, Xie Xiaoman felt sorry and proud at the same time. “We don’t require that you must achieve some good results, but we require you to learn how to behave yourself. You know our family’s situation, so you must help others in your power,” she said. This big boy seriously nodded while listening to his mother’s injunction.
After giving the student subsidy of 4,000 Yuan to Zhu Zijian, Chairman Chen Xianfen expressed that Zhejiang Anzheng Charity Foundation will establish a relationship of study supporting with Zhu Zijian and the subsidy will last to the end of his university study. She also signed the study supporting agreement with Zhu Zijian on the spot.
(Zhu Zijian seriously signing on the study supporting agreement)
(Chairman Chen Xianfen signing on the study supporting agreement)
(A group photo of Chairman Chen Xianfen and Zhu Zijian’s family)
Editor’s message: Zhejiang University is a school that numerous students long for. As a person having fought in the silent battle field, I clearly know how difficult it is to achieve the goal. But, Zhu Zijian achieved. He also proves to us that: adversity is not invincible, and the final results completely depend on yourself. I’d like to thank this big boy, who gives a lesson to me as well. I hope this boy growing in an adverse environment will have a bright future.
Zhang Ziyi – A girl depending upon her grandparents for life
A rainbow appears only after rain, and a person grows in adversity.
If it is not the soil under feet giving me a sense of solidness, I could not believe that such a house still exists today, when modernization is under rapid development. It is a rough house built in the 1970s, with the outer walls and inner walls unpainted and the red bricks exposed. As the house is too old and the roof has not been repaired for ages, we could see scattered sunlight passing through. “It will sprinkle inside the house when it rains heavily outside,” a village committee worker told us.
Stepping into the house, we found an eye-catching wall, which was full of Zhang Ziyi’s certificates of merit. There was a small square table at the window. It was very clean with many school things on, while the house was nearly empty. “There is only an air conditioner in their house. One of their relatives couldn’t stand anymore and bought it for them, but they even don’t have a TV set,” a village committee worker said.
(A wall full of Ziyi’s certificates of merit)
(Unpainted outer walls with red bricks exposed)
(The roof having not been repaired for ages)
(Ziyi’s small desk)
This year, Zhang Ziyi is a fourth-grade primary school student. Seeing us, she served the tea for us thoughtfully and then hid behind her grandpa quietly. Looking at his granddaughter, old man Zhang felt helpless and sorry. “Her father suffers mental disorder and has run away from home for more than 10 years; her mother has gone back to Guizhou, her native place, after devoice, giving up this child as well; Ziyi’s grandma and I are nearly 70 years old, my legs were broken when I was a cementer in 1993, and now they are disabled; her grandma suffers bronchial asthma and has to be hospitalized for several times a year; we have no money to repair this house, and Ziyi has suffered too much with us,” old man Zhang slowly told about his family.
While old man Zhang was talking, we stood aside silently, because we didn’t know how to comfort this old man. Chairman Chen Xianfen gave the student subsidy of 5,000 Yuan to old man Zhang, hoping it can help this family to some extent.
(Chairman Chen Xianfen giving the student subsidy of 5,000 Yuan to old man Zhang)
Editor’s message: On the way back after leaving Ziyi’s home, all of us had a heavy heart. We don’t know how this girl’s fate will develop. She is just a fourth-grade primary school student, and her grandparents she depends on for life are nearly 70 years old. This family does not have a fixed source of income but relies on the minimum guarantee subsidies. Her parents have abandoned her, and if someday her grandparents leave her, what a blow it will be to this girl? I can’t imagine further. I appeal to more people with a loving heart to help this family!