-Give up, just try to get another child, the Doctor said

Published 1998, by the Chinese organization
CCHC, in California.

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"Through the unceasing effort of the parents, hundreds of e-mails,
and concerning strangers from all around the world,
a miracle has happened"
" Shao-han Deng is a 3 1/2 years old boy, his family calls him "Shao-Shao" (meaning 'laughter'). He was born in Xing Qian, north-west part of China. About half year ago, he was diagnosed with several congenital heart defects. And the doctor told the mother that it was hopeless. However, through the unceasing effort of the parents, hundreds of e-mails, and concerning strangers from all around the world, a miracle has happened. Now the Deng's family is in Los Angeles, and a heart specialist who think that Shao-Shao's case is operable and is willing to do the surgery for free. Now Chinese Christian Herald Crusades (CCHC) is helping this family to raise money for the hospital and other accessory fee. What follows is their toughing story.
Shao-han's parents are Chinese, grew up in Xinjiang, China. Both of them are very educated people."

" The Father was sent to Australia for further studies. While he has just received his scholarship for a PhD course, a phone call from China changed his life completely. It was his son, Shao-shao, who was diagnosed with several congenital heart defects (single ventrile, left transposition, unobstructed pulmonary blood flow and pulmonary hypertension). The doctor said: "Give up, just try to get another child!"
How can parents give their very own child. The Deng's did not give up. They tried very way trying to give their son a chance to live."

" Mr. Deng was then in Australia. Everyday he was sitting in front of the computor, sleeping only 4 to 5 hours, seeking out all the charity and medical organization from all around the world, and trying to reach them through e-mail, with the same title:
Seeking help to save my son."
Copy from the SOS-e-mail the Father sent to BOES.ORG in Sweden, Scandinavia.

Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 01:02:24 +0800

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am writing to ask for your kind help to save my son's life. On August 27 this year, my 3-year-old son was diagnosed as having serious congenital heart diseases (single ventricle, transposition of great arteries and pulmonary hypertension) in China. The diagnosing doctors told my wife that my son's diseases were highly rare, complex, dangerous and almost incurable in China. My wife and I are in the deepest despair.

I am studying in Australia and am trying to seek possible international help, which seems to be the only opportunity for my son. Our economic situation is poor and cannot afford international medical expenses. So any help or information about charitable medical organizations and possible financial support will be highly appreciated. To find more possible help from the kind people all over the world, we hope this message could be spread out.

All my family would be extremely grateful if you would like to give us help in whatever way. Thank you very much!

Yours sincerely,
Deng Yongxin

The family Deng   CCHC continues:
"He received a lot of kindly responses and words of comfort in return, but no one could provide any actual help. After more than 500 e-mails, miracle happened. A human right organization in Sweden helped him set up a web-page for Shao-shao...."
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