3-year-old taking care of paraplegic father

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3-year-old taking care of paraplegic father

Postby i3mum » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:31 pm

It's so heartbreaking to see this, then to realise how fortunate our kids are! :cry:

Extracted from: http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNe ... 54995.html

Video: http://multimedia.asiaone.com/Multimedi ... 11843.html

A video of a 3-year-old taking care of her paraplegic father in Dezhou, China has surfaced and moved the hearts of many netizens.

While most children that age have yet to learn to tie their own shoelaces, Xin Yi is already in charge of cooking, cleaning the house and looking after her father.


As her father, who become paralysed after an accident three years ago, is bed-ridden, he is unable to care for himself. The young girl clears his stool and urine, and wipes him daily.

According to STOMP, Xin Yi was taken away from her 26-year-old father after he got into the accident but later returned to him after she was abandoned by her mother.

In the video, her father tells documentary makers that it breaks his heart to see his young daughter look after him.


A STOMP reader 12days who was very affected by the video hope that people would appreciate their lives a little more and not take the little things in life for granted.

She added: "Most of us whine and grumble when we have to do household chores, often forgetting about the people in this world who have to do worse things than just ironing the clothes.

"This story is about a girl, just three years of age, who was taken away from her father after he got into an accident which left him paralysed and immobile.

"The video shows her (Xin Yi) sweeping the floor, cooking and serving him water from a huge flask that most three-year-olds wouldn't even be able to hold up.

"Perhaps we could look at the plight of this girl, who has no option of whining or grumbling about her circumstance."

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Postby BlurBee » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:10 am

Thanks for the story.

Yes, our kids are so fortunate yet they 生在福中不知福.

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Postby Brenda10 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:46 am

Thank you for sharing.

I remembered during our recent trip to China, the tour guide had told us that now their main focus of education is 孝. They encourage those left home far away to work remember 多回家.

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Postby phankao » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:01 pm

How is a 3 year old able to do all these? cook?

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Postby starlight1968sg » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:03 pm

phankao wrote:How is a 3 year old able to do all these? cook?

Dont know exactly how; maybe warm up some food etc.
But amazing how a 3 yr old toddler can do all these.
Look at ours, crying and wailing away when food or toys is not their preference...

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Postby phankao » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:06 pm

starlight1968sg wrote:
phankao wrote:How is a 3 year old able to do all these? cook?

Dont know exactly how; maybe warm up some food etc.
But amazing how a 3 yr old toddler can do all these.
Look at ours, crying and wailing away when food or toys is not their preference...


But I see an old grandmother in the video.

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