JIAMUSI, China: Netizens have rallied around a seven-year-old Chinese girl diagnosed with leukaemia, donating 600,000 yuan (US$93,700) to help with her treatment after a poignant letter she wrote to her father went public, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Monday (Jan 22).
According to the report, Zhang Jiaye, who comes from a village near Jiamusi in Heilongjiang province, was diagnosed with leukaemia in May 2016. The girl’s 18 courses of treatment within a year – totalling 590,000 yuan – had left her family heavily in debt.
The report added that the girl’s mother had left home last July and has not been heard from since.
In her letter, Jiaye told her father that she wanted to stop her treatments for the sake of his happiness.
“Dad, I saw you cry today. I’m so sad. I know you’ve spent a lot of money to treat me. You’ve run out of money. Mum also …