College is among the most difficult stages in a person’s life, considering that this is the period wherein they get to learn the things that would help them find the right career path in the future. This is also the time when they truly have to try and become independent, transitioning from their teenage years to adulthood.
It could not be denied as well that the lessons in college are far more difficult than the once a student has ever experienced in his younger years. This certainly means the student needs all the help he could get to best learn his lessons but what if such a student has to deal with difficult challenges, such as caring for a disabled father?
This is what 20-year-old Chen Chunlin has to face as she starts her classes at Huazhong Normal University in Wuhan, China.
The student is dedicated to her studies and wishes to become a teacher but also has to deal with the challenge of caring for her disabled father, something she has done for the past 5 years.
According to World of Buzz, Chen’s mother passed away when she was 9 years old. She was 15 years old when her father suffered a stroke, leaving him paralyzed. But the teen did not abandon her father. Instead, she took care of him, cooked for him, assisted him in doing everything, and bathed him.
Despite the challenges they are facing, her father dreamed that she would finish her studies and become a teacher.
“I hope that when my daughter is grown up, she can be a teacher so that she can repay the kindness we have received to the society,” the proud dad said.
After the university learned about her situation, they offered her a free one-bedroom dormitory so she could complete her studies while also caring for her disabled dad! Isn’t that wonderful? Kudos to Huazhong Normal University.
What is a Stroke?
A stroke is a medical condition that occurs when blood supply to the brain is temporarily cut off or reduced due to a blockage, caused by a blocked artery or a bursting blood vessel.