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Durjoy

Durjoy – a name that symbolizes the invincible. This name belongs to a strong 5-year-old boy who has always been fighting with challenges in his life.
Born in Bengal, Durjoy is the only grandson in his family and will inherit the family’s legacy when he grows up. Such status has aroused the jealousy of Durjoy’s aunt, who only has two daughters.

One day, when Durjoy’s mother was not at home, the auntie deliberately splashed some corrosive liquid at him. His mouth, neck, chin and throat were seriously burned, and his tongue was corroded to the size of a thumbnail. At that time, Durjoy was only 49 days old! He could no longer speak, laugh, and eat, and could only live on nutrient milk fed through a nasogastric tube.

Durjoy’s father had used up all his savings to save him, but there was no improvement for his poor condition. Fortunately, with the help of a local charity organization, Durjoy was sent to Hong Kong for orthopaedic surgery, and stayed at the Ronald McDonald House near the hospital.

In a short period of three months since he arrived in Hong Kong, Durjoy had been sent to the Intensive Care Unit for three times. As Durjoy’s mouth was re-opened by the surgeon from 1 cm to 4 cm, he could finally say “Daddy! Mummy!” – a moment his worn-out parents had been waiting for five years. They could no longer hold back their tears.

Owing to Durjoy’s young age, his doctor advised that the next operation could only be done two years later. However, all his parents’ savings have been spent, and the local organization which funded the family’s first visit would not be able to fund their second trip either. It remains unknown whether Durjoy will be able to come again for future treatments.

Facing the uncertain future, Durjoy’s parents have only one wish: that Durjoy can smile again!
Their wish has come true – they saw the smile on Durjoy’s face one day when he was having a good time playing with volunteers and other children at the Ronald McDonald House. Durjoy has left his home town and come all the way to Hong Kong to operate. To him, greeting and care from fellow sick children are huge support and encouragement.

Although Durjoy will still have to undergo a series of treatments, he will, just as his name be brave about the challenges and defeat them. Because in this “home”, he has found love!
Law Kee Wo
Law Kee Wo, a ten-year-boy, visited the Prince of Wales Hospital with his father and uncle last winter.

When he was young, a small tumor, which grew bigger with time, was found in his right eye. He did not receive any medical treatment as his family could not afford it. Later, the tumor, which grew as big as the fist of a man, prevented him from opening his eye and double vision created. His ability to hear and speak was also affected. Not until last year was his case revealed in a visit to China held by an organization in Hong Kong. Later, he was admitted to the Prince of Wales Hospital for an operation to remove the tumor.

As none of his relatives resided in Hong Kong, his family was advised to stay in Ronald McDonald House when they arrive in Hong Kong. His uncle was thankful to this temporary place of shelter for providing Kee Wo with a comfortable environment for faster recovery.

For a child like Kee Wo who travels far away from his hometown to Hong Kong for medical treatment, they need both care and support. In Ronald McDonald House, Kee Wo has made new friends with similar fortune and learnt to adapt to this new environment. His smiling face speaks for himself!
Tao Tao

Tao Tao was born in a small town in Canton province in China. He was a very cheerful little boy who brought much fun and love to his family.

But shortly after his 1 year birthday, Tao Tao suffered a tragic accident and had 85% of his body burned. Miraculously, he survived, thanks to the dedication and round the clock care by his doctors at the hospital where he was treated.

Tao Tao was referred to the Ronald McDonald House when he had his first skin grafting procedure in Hong Kong. In the past 8 years, Tao Tao had re-admitted the House for more than 3 times. The House not only saved his family enormous accommodation cost he otherwise had to spend, it also provided him a rare social platform to make friends. Due to raging discrimination, Tao Tao was rejected by friends and schools. He had little or no contact with the outside world. It, however, didn’t stop him from craving love and acceptance from peers. During his days at the Ronald McDonald House, he enjoyed it. He laughed and played with other children. Though Ronald McDonald House cannot erase the scars of a tragic accidents, it helps to put smile back on their faces.

To catch up with his healthily growing body, we anticipated that he would need more surgeries in the near future. With his new found talent in painting, we hope he can further develop his skills and fulfill his childhood dream of being a famous Chinese Ink Painting Artist.

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