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Childhood in an isolated sterile room

People's Daily Online)  08:10, June 24, 2013  

Yang wants to leave the bed, and his mother stops him. (Photo/

Edited and translated by Huang Jin, People's Daily Online

Yang Haojie, 3, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in May 2012. He started the 4th course of chemotherapy in an isolated sterile room since May 21, 2013. During the next one or two months, the little boy would eat, drink, play and receive treatment in the 2-meter-square area.

Fortunately, Yang and his sister succeeded in marrow matching. The bone marrow transplant could be performed. However, the medical cost of 300,000 yuan (about $40,000) for one year had already ruined the family. Volunteers from a local community federation tried to raise fund for them through various channels to help this particular family pass through difficult times.

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(Editor:HuangJin、Gao Yinan)


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