Harvard Welcomes Single Mother's Son with Cerebral Palsy

May 17, 2017  Editor: Joyce Dong
Harvard Welcomes Single Mother's Son with Cerebral Palsy

Zou Hongyan and her son [Shanghai Daily]

 

Zou Hongyan, a single mother from Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, brought up her only son with a lot of effort and love.

Now, he's in Harvard, people.cn reported.

When Zou was giving birth in July, 1988, she suffered potentially fatal Intra-uterine asphyxia. Zou insisted in giving birth, even though she was warned of the risks.

Zou who was then a teacher in the city's kindergarten training school had a monthly income of little more than 100 yuan (US$14.50). She worked part-time to shoulder her son's treatment costs.

She worked during day and took her son to see doctor at night, no matter rain or shine. She trained herself into a massage therapist. She would mssage for her son at any given moment. She helped him develop intelligence by playing a paper tearing game during lunch breaks.

Zou began to teach her son to read every day when he turned one. Her son had learned to read more than 100 Chinese characters when he was just under two.

Zou's son graduated in Environmental Science and Engineering College from the Peking University in 2011 and continued his studies at the university's School of Transnational Law. He was enrolled by Harvard University after working for two years. Zou is much like a spiritual mentor to her son while she thinks herself her son's best friend.

The report did not say what Dingding is studying at Harvard.

 

Harvard Welcomes Single Mother's Son with Cerebral Palsy

Zou Hongyan and her son [Shanghai Daily]

Harvard Welcomes Single Mother's Son with Cerebral Palsy

Zou Hongyan and her son [Shanghai Daily]

 

(Source: Shanghai Daily)

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