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Girl with uremia has wish for dream wedding fulfilled with help of crowdfunding website

By Gao Yinan (People's Daily Online)    09:09, January 31, 2016
Girl with uremia has wish for dream wedding fulfilled with help of crowdfunding website
Li Jun and Zhang Yan present their marriage certificate in the hospital on Jan. 21, 2016. (Xinhua/Li Ga)

A young woman named Zhang Yan was receiving treatment in Huimin Hospital in Changde city, Hunan province at 9 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2016. The hours later, she would walk the aisle with her beloved man, Li Jun.

The two fell in love with each other at first sight at the wedding of Li Jun's cousin in 2007. However, Zhang Yan was diagnosed with uremia a year later when she and Li Jun went to work in Guangzhou together.

Due to the development of her sickness, Zhang Yan went back to her hometown in the company of Li Jun. Every day, Zhang had to receive dialysis in a hospital over 40 kilometers away from her home in Changde city. To pick up Zhang, Li Jun bought a second-hand van with 10,000 yuan he borrowed.

The medical expenses brought two families into poverty. A wedding ceremony suddenly became out of reach of the couple. By chance, Zhang Yan learned about the crowd funding platform on the Internet. She wrote down their love stories, hoping to hold a simple wedding with the help of the platform on Dec. 25, 2015.

Their touching love story won support of 600 people and 16,000 yuan was raised online. At last, their wedding was held in a church in Changde on Thursday morning. Their parents, patient friends of Zhang Yan as well as warm-hearted people from all walks of life attended their wedding.


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(Editor:Gao Yinan,Bianji)

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