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Male nurse in Spiderman costume inspires cancer stricken child

By Sun Wenyu (People's Daily Online)    18:13, June 02, 2017

On May 26, a male nurse from China’s Capital Institute of Pediatrics inspired a child suffering from blood cancer by wearing a Spiderman costume in a stage show held by the hospital.

The nurse Ji Changxu hopes to encourage him to be confident, just like the superhero, so that he can overcome the hardships in his life.

Tianyou, the 6-year-old boy, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Apr. 28. His family has spent over 120,000 RMB on cancer treatment to date, and much more is needed.

When he first arrived at the hospital, Tianyou was afraid of having his blood drawn. Ji gave him a Spiderman toy after learning that the child is a fan of the superhero, and told him to be brave.

About 4-6 out of 100,000 people in China are suffering from blood cancer. Around 40,000 new cased are added each year, forty percent of which are children. Advanced technology has been able to alleviate about 80-90 percent of the patients and cure about 60-70 percent of them. 

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