Shenzhen rewards two students for helping injured elderly

17:28, January 13, 2011      

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Offices within the Shenzhen municipal government rewarded two high school students 10,000 RMB each for helping an injured old woman and escorting her to the hospital on Jan. 12, reported by Shenzhen Evening News.

Zhou Tiancheng and Luo Wei are two students of Luohu Foreign Languages High School in Shenzhen. While walking on the street of Guowei Road in Luohu District on Jan. 1, they saw an old woman who had slipped on the ground, broke bones in her face and was surrounded by a crowd of onlookers who did nothing. After realizing what happened, they went up to the old lady and helped her to stand up.

When the woman came back to normal, she told them that her name is Huang Yuzhen and lives in a residential area near Shensha Road. She is 78 years old and is afflicted with cataracts.

Zhou and Luo took a cab, escorted her to the hospital. Later they called another taxi to send Huang back to where she lives and telephoned Huang's family to tell them what happened. They paid fees for the medical services but did not leave their names to Huang and her family.

Mai Fengdi, Huang's daughter-in-law, was deeply moved by their kindness and did lots of works to find them in three days, and finally she verified their identities through their cell phone numbers. Mai went to the Luohu Foreign Languages High School by herself and brought a thank-you letter for the two students.

The school was even not aware of what they had done until Mai arrived, and the school side decided to reward them and spread their story. On Jan. 10, the headmaster and vice headmaster gave them an honorary certificate and 800 RMB each in front of all the teachers and students.

Shenzhen Municipal Foundation for Justice and Courage learned of their story and decided to award them too with generous awards. On Jan. 12, the Foundation joint hands with the Education Bureau of Luohu District and China Communist Youth League Luohu District to reward them honorary certificates and a total of 20,000 RMB.

Zhou and Luo said they would provide parts of the money to aid two poor students in Guizhou and help them finish their high school studies.

By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online

(Editor:王寒露)

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