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Cerebral palsy patient: Don't I deserve love?

(People's Daily Online)    08:34, November 02, 2016

“The world is so big, I want to see more of it,” 21-year-old Liang Jun shared on WeChat. Liang often turns to the Internet to share her feelings, as no one there knows she has never stepped out of her home except the few times she was taken to the hospital.

Liang lives in Huaizi, a mountain village in Zunyi, Guizhou province. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was 3 years old. Unable to stand up and walk, she relies on her mother’s help to do almost everything. She can, however, independently use chopsticks and her cell phone, as well as work on cross-stitch sewing projects.

Every day, Liang's mother carries Liang from her bed to the living room, where she then washes her daughter's face and combs her hair. Then Liang spends her day sitting in a chair while her mother is at work.

Most of Liang's peers in Huaizi have already moved away to attend school. When they return home, they spend time chatting with her, sharing their perceptions of the outside world and teaching her how to use a cell phone. Liang seldom tells her Internet friends about her disesase because she doesn't want them to pity her.

Most of the time, a TV set is Liang's only companion. Gradually, she learned to read characters and to sing from TV programs. She also can sew, excelling at cross stitch.

"I've sewed a few pictures, and one even sold for 800 RMB," she said proudly.

On the subject of love, Liang is shy. She said her biggest wish is to stand up and walk independently. She also hopes to one day meet a man who loves her.

"Will my illness ever be cured? Doesn't someone like me also deserve love?" she asked. 

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