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.