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Six-year-old girl to save her twin sister: I’m not afraid of pain

By Gao Yinan (People's Daily Online)    08:42, July 31, 2015
The little girl standing on the left was diagnosed with a severe blood disorder at the age of two, characterized by an abnormal formation of hemoglobin. She looks paler while standing with her healthy twin elder sister. (Photo/ New Express Daily)

Cao Shihong and Ma Xuemei gave birth to a pair of twin sisters in August of 2009. However, the fates of the twins are very different, New Express Daily reported.

Elder girl Chuting is a healthy child, but her little sister Yuyiwas diagnosed with severe thalassemia at the age of 2.

Yuyi needs a blood transfusion every twenty days. She also needs to have injections five times a week for excretion of iron.

6 -year-old Chuting wants to save her little sister by giving her hematopoietic stem cells. " I am not afraid of pain, I just want my little sister to get better " she says.

Fortunately, the two sisters’stem cell matches. Since Yuyi was diagnosed with thalassemia, Ma Xuemei, their mother quit her job and took full-time care of the sick girl.

The father is the only bread earner of the family, who works hard every day to bring 3,000 yuan home monthly. The money barely covers blood transfusions fees and their daily life.

The family is not giving up. They borrowed 200,000 yuan from their relatives and friends; currently, the family still needs another 100,000 yuan for transplant surgery to save the little girl. 

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