A 12-year-old boy named Gu Guang Zhao stopped attending his school early in October to take care of his dying mother. The boy from Henan, China wrote a letter to his teacher, asking the professor to allow him to take a break from school as his mother needed him, and could only rely on him.
Apparently, his mother was suffering from severe kidney problems and needed a kidney transplant immediately.
As said on the reports, the estimated amount that he had to raise was 500,000 yuan (US$75,578). Unfortunately, the family’s saving has already been tapped out due to his mother’s daily dialysis needs, even incurring a 100,000 yuan (US$15,115) debt. But despite these problems, Gu still worked hard for his mother.
Gu’s father left his job three years ago as a construction worker when he discovered his wife has uremia, a severe complication in the kidneys when urea and other waste products begin to build up, which could become life-threatening as it is toxic to the body when left untreated. Together with his father, Gu is now working as a peanut harvester to raise money for the operation.
Many Chinese netizens were touched by his story, with many sending financial help to the family. According to an online fundraising page, more than 500,000 yuan has already been raised for her operation in Henan Medical University.
Gu believes that there is no good deed that goes unrewarded. He even told his mother he made a list of all of the people who helped them and said that he will repay their kindness in one way or another when he grows up.