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Apr 12 - Grandmother Carries Disabled Granddaughter Six Miles To School Every Day

 Apr 12 - Grandmother Carries Disabled Granddaughter Six Miles To School Every Day
Arrow topic by ProfitSee - 04-12-2012, 06:48 PM - Boxden > BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines

Tan Houyang is incapable of walking to school like other children. Her grandmother, 57-year-old Xiang Yuncui, carries her to school. Every day, Xiang walks over 3 miles of mountain paths to carry her granddaughter to school in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.

At seven years old, Tan saw the other children going to school. Unable to walk on her own, she implored her grandmother to carry her to school as well.

Tanís disability stems from congenital cerebral palsy, which she has suffered since birth. The journey to school is arduous. Xiang has to get up at 5:00 am daily to prepare breakfast and help Tan dress.

At 6:30 their daily odyssey begins. With her grandchild on her back, Xiang sets out, carefully picking her way along treacherous roads.

[Xiang Yuncui, Grandmother] :
"Usually the morning journey is the most challenging because we have to hurry, afraid of being late for the school hour. We set out at about 06:30 and try to get to school at around 08:30 after a two-hour walk."

After a long section of mountain roads and muddy, narrow paths, she must climb up and down some flights of steep stone staircases. Tan cannot even recall how many times they tripped while the path was slick with rain or snow.

[Tan Huoyang, Granddaughter] :
"Once, my grandma had to run in order to get me to school on time. She fell down and bruised her knees. Yet she tried to hide her bleeding knees from my view at the time."

At 8:20 they arrive, and Xiang helps her granddaughter take out her textbooks.

[Xiang Yuncui, Grandmother] :
"I will keep carrying her to school as long as I can, and carry her through junior high and high school." In 2008, Tanís father died in a traffic accident, leaving Tanís mother to find a job and leaving their little girl with her grandparents.

Over the last three years, Tanís grandmother has journeyed well over 6,000 miles with her granddaughter on her back. Yet, the journey continues.


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35 comments for "Apr 12 - Grandmother Carries Disabled Granddaughter Six Miles To School Every Day"

 04-13-2012, 03:10 PMaway - #2
Prince Ace 8 heat pts

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thats a good woman
 04-13-2012, 03:13 PMaway - #3

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There is not enough of this kind of person in the world. Tears came to my eyes reading this.
 04-13-2012, 03:20 PMonline - #4
SomeOnesoN 119 heat pts119

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wow.. that is sad and moving.. God Bless that woman, straight from my heart..

I feel it, it's crazy.. Reminds me of my grandmothers' (mi nana's) love for me.
 04-13-2012, 04:23 PMaway - #5

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not lazy....
 04-13-2012, 04:27 PMaway - #6
Ahura 97 heat pts97

That kid probably make better grades then the spoiled a$s crybabies in our country.

If every parent had that much dedication to their kids, regardless of school budget problems, everyone would be a honor student.
 04-13-2012, 04:32 PMaway - #7
Hotboy1982 2 heat pts

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Wow, I am truly moved by this story. I wish our children would read and understand how others value the importance of getting your education. I wonder if the breaking of this story will maybe prompt someone in their country to help them with a better way of her getting to school becaus such dedication on the part of the child and on the grandmother shouldn't go unrewarded .
 04-13-2012, 04:35 PMaway - #8
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 04-13-2012, 04:50 PMaway - #9
SpyDa 154 heat pts154

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!! like this man. she deserves to be rewarded. but yet the mass population will reward KONY 2012...

this world is ridiculous
 04-13-2012, 05:20 PMaway - #10
iamsoulja 86 heat pts86

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 04-13-2012, 05:25 PMonline - #11
Tic Toc 3 heat pts

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Dam...I think my grammy woulda done that for me at least I hope...but that shows the value grams is showing in her granddaughter...

This the type of love that more parents need to show these kids out here
 04-13-2012, 05:28 PMaway - #12
MidNiteBlues 18 heat pts18

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Damn I dunno why but this story really randomly got to a dude a bit teary eyed reading through that. God bless that old lady and her granddaughter. Reading this really putting things into perspective for me...and to think a nicca would !! about walkin 10 mins to my 10 am class everyday... at myself
 04-13-2012, 05:33 PMaway - #13

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Now that's love... that lil' girl better be doing her thing in school too 'cuz granny gonna beat that azz if she's not!
 04-13-2012, 06:20 PMaway - #14
lifeundthescope 22 heat pts22

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 04-13-2012, 06:27 PMaway - #15
deLeet 3 heat pts

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Salute to that lady
 04-13-2012, 06:34 PMaway - #16
cankstoochie 32 heat pts32

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shes a trooper
 04-13-2012, 06:55 PMaway - #17

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im speechless niccas...that what true love, dedication and passion looks like...i hope some rich nicca help these two souls some money or something to help em in their struggles
 04-13-2012, 07:02 PMaway - #18
TheMob 80 heat pts80

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Incredible. .
 04-13-2012, 07:12 PMaway - #19
Burker 10 heat pts10

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Originally Posted by TIP2009

not lazy....
Exactly, them mother!!ers are work horses.

I work for a 61 year old burmese man and only thing hes worried about is getting rich enough in america to start a business in burma just to continue his fathers legacy cause he says his fathers name is fading away. Doesnt even care about his own !!. That man motivates me like no other forreal.
 04-13-2012, 07:56 PMaway - #20
dibdob 1 heat pts

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The gram works hard and i hope the little girl does too.
This !! is deep, this is the extent that some people will go to for an education, makes you think about the situations we have

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