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Riding alone for thousands of miles to raise money for leukemia boy

(People's Daily Online)    15:14, July 13, 2015
Gao Ping plays games with the twins.

Gao Ping, a Chinese student studying in Canada, has cycled 40 days in Canada to raise money for a little boy with Leukemia in east China’s Shandong province.

He saw the news of the sick boy on the Internet and was moved by the words. He decided to help the boy, who is a younger twin.

Starting his journey from Vancouver, Gao rode a total of more than 4,300 kilometers to Ottawa.

He took photos of the beautiful landscapes en route, and asked a classmate of his to print the photos for sales. He also collected postcards and sold them throughout his journey.

The hardships of his journey were far beyond expected. Forty days of riding is a great challenge both for physical strength and stamina. On the third day, Gao fell off the bike. The accident caused a severe fracture on his big toe and several wounds on a thigh. Fortunately he was rescued by a caring couple who took him to a nearby hospital. After a day off, Gao decided to hit the road again.

In the two weeks that followed, Gao had to slow down due to his wounds. Because of sweat, his wounds were unable to heal.

Along the way, Gao met several farmers breeding dogs and got bite by a dog. He also encountered wild lives including bears, foxes, deer, moose, snakes and beavers. But these didn’t stop Gao Ping.

Eventually, Gao raised a total of 22,416 yuan, including donations of 5000 yuan and 6666 yuan respectively from two warmhearted people. He took a flight back to China and handed over the caring money to the father of the sick boy on July 6. 


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