【Strider, Youth, Front Line Story】
Guangming Daily reporter, Li Huishangjie
In early autumn, in the hinterland of the Taklimakan Desert, the 4th Company of the 224th Regiment of the 14th Division of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, the 10,000-acre jujube orchard was fertile, and the green jujubes were laughing on the branches.
Miao Yanyan’s family lives here.
At 1:00 noon, Miao Shuxin, who was busy in the jujube garden, called his daughter’s video phone: “Look, this year’s jujubes are big and thin, so there is no need to worry about the supply.”
“The list has not been disconnected in the past two days. Dates and sea buckthorn are selling well.” On the other end of the phone, Miao Yanyan, who was receiving treatment in Chongqing, appeared in front of the reporter.
In 2005, 12-year-old Miao Yanyan had symptoms of slurred speech, difficulty swallowing and even breathing, Her father took her everywhere to seek medical treatment. At the age of 16, he was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis.
This is a neuroimmune disease, which is a rare disease. There is no specific medicine, and it cannot be cured by surgery. A cold can take the patient’s life.
As his condition worsened, Miao Yanyan was forced to leave his beloved school. “The pain made the child short of breath. She was in a severe coma, coughed up blood, and experienced sudden lung infections and respiratory failure many times. The hospital has issued four critical illness alerts.” He said. Miao Shuxin that it has been over the years. With the child running around in different ways, seeking medical treatment and asking for medicine, there is not much left in the family’s savings.
In May 2019, Miao Yanyan fell ill again and fell into a severe coma. A daily treatment cost of nearly 10,000 yuan makes life even more demanding. When times are tough, some suggest online fundraising. “For the sake of the children, you have to try.” Miao Shuxin followed the advice and decided to start fundraising. In just 5 days, donations of 126,482 yuan were received from 3,565 people.
This warm love money pulled Miao Yanyan back from the hell gate once again: after 5 plasma exchanges in the ICU, Miao Yanyan was reborn.
Miao Yanyan checks the quality of jujubes in his own jujube garden. Photo courtesy of interviewee
Waking up from a coma and learning about the fundraising, Miao Yanyan said only one sentence on the hospital bed: “I have to pay back the money.”
For a young man suffering from myasthenia gravis, recovering from a serious illness, and even unable to speak clearly, returning the money is easier said than done! How to do? Miao Yanyan chose to get up from the hospital bed, start a business, and sell agricultural products through the Internet.
Only 4 days after being discharged from the hospital, Miao Yanyan, who returned home, forgot his physical weakness and started a new entrepreneurial life. Hotan jujube, apple, cantaloupe, fragrant pear, sea buckthorn, camel milk, quilt… She is actively selling them through WeChat Moments and Taobao stores. Even while lying on the hospital bed, she is constantly busy updating advertisements, editing materials, and processing orders. Every day, she can post more than a dozen messages in the circle of friends.
“For a box of fruit, selling it to an agent can make three yuan, and selling it to a customer can make ten to twenty yuan.” Miao Yanyan firmly believes that with three yuan, ten yuan, and twenty yuan, you can always get close to him. In order to pay back the money faster, she also went to work only in Urumqi, saving every penny she saved.
August 9, 2021, is a day that Miao Yanyan will always remember in his life. On that day, he credited 126,482 yuan to the account of the platform company that initiated the fundraising, and returned it to the 3,565 kind people who helped him.
That day, he wrote this sentence in the circle of friends: “Returning the gift is my courage to face life, leaving good will is the confidence of my strong life. Gifts can be repaid, but kindness and love will never be seeded – pay.”
The issue of the refund was soon seen in the media, and the topic “seriously ill girl saves 120,000 yuan in 2 years to repay the donor” rushed to the hot search. Netizens praised this self-improvement girl one after another. Some people called her an “amazing girl from Xinjiang” and called her “ambitious and grateful.”
The gift was returned, and I felt relieved. But the love of life and the dedication to life have always been falling and rising in Miao Yanyan’s heart.
“I want to find a way to become the light and hope of my patients, and pass on the love that everyone has given me.” Miao Yanyan told reporters that media reports had made her “out of the loop”, but she could not. ‘use her sympathy to do it. Business, because “entrepreneurship still relies on products and services to speak.”
Today, this self-proclaimed “cool smell girl” wears exquisite makeup, wears beautiful clothes, and shoots beautiful videos every day. While traveling around to see a doctor, she also takes care of online entrepreneurship. He also registered two trademarks, “Jin Yue” and “Tree Hero”, so that the jujube and Tuanchang sea buckthorn can enter the homes of more ordinary people.
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Miao Yanyan told reporters that she likes “Jin” the most, which is a light and beautiful jade. To this end, she changed her WeChat name to “Jin Rong”, reminding herself to be a person with moral character and thinking.
In addition to his expectations for an improvement in his condition, Miao Yanyan is full of longing for life. “As long as your heart is full of sunshine, as long as you are willing to work hard with your hands, the days will bloom with sunshine.” Speaking of the future, Miao Yanyan smiled like a flower.
“Guangming Daily” (September 25, 2022 issue 01)