| Dec 7, 2021
2021-12 A Life A Time Quarterly Report
2021-10 Boshen Attended Fall Camp
We want to first thank all of you for your trust and continued support. Despite our work currently being on hold due to the pandemic, we received a total of $12,000 in donations this year.
In our March report, we updated Boshen’s recent developments. Boshen had burns over 38% of his body following an accident at his grandparents’ home when he was 5 years old. Boshen is turning 13 this year and when we reached out to Boshen’s mother earlier this year, she expressed her concern that Boshen was reaching the age for middle school. In the area where Boshen lives, the only middle school option is a boarding school program. Although Boshen has recovered well, he is still not able to walk normally and is very slow.
We recently received updates from Boshen’s mother that Boshen was accepted to the best middle school in their area. He is currently living at school and although it’s a 15 minutes walk from dormitory to classrooms, Boshen has been managing it well. The school also specially set up his room on the first floor of the dormitory, making it much easier for him.
Because of his trouble in walking, Boshen’s spine has been impacted and has started to curve. Boshen’s mother suggested him to use a walking cane, but was refused by him because he thought that would make him stand out among the students.
In the first week of October, Boshen joined a fall camp hosted by a charity in China, and spent a week of fun with other disabled children and volunteers. He tried horseback riding and other different activities. We wanted to share some of his photos from this fall camp experience in this report. We are very gratified how Boshen has grown into a happy and motivated teenage and his story is one of the many stories that continue to motivate us to help children that are in need.
A Life A Time wishes everyone happy holidays!
A Life A Time
2021-10 With volunteers at fall camp