Lasting Impact Delivered by OSC - Story of Children's Medical Foundation



Baby Zhang was born April 26, 2016 in Sichuan, China. The Zhang family was overjoyed, until two days later, when Baby Zhang stopped eating and defecating. When his weight dropped, Mr and Mrs Zhang felt anxious and took their newborn to Zhaotong City Maternal and Children Hospital. Baby Zhang was diagnosed with flu, intestinal obstruction and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.


Residing in a poor and remote mountainous valley, the couple takes multiple part-time jobs during the non-farming season and earns a family income of US$125 per month to support 5 family members. There is no way that the couple’s income can cover Baby Zhang’s complicated medical treatment. Mr and Mrs Zhao felt helpless and hopeless, and worries that Baby Zhang will share the fate of his deceased sibling.


Fortunately, the doctors and nurses at Zhaotong Hospital informed the family about Children’s Medical Foundation (CMF)’s “Save-A-Baby” program. The program was funded by Operation Santa Claus in 2014, which helped the family to pay for Baby Zhang’s medical treatment.


Baby Zhang is now a healthy 2-year-old. As Baby Zhang had a difficult start, the Zhang family is asking for nothing but a healthy and happy Baby Zhang. The couple hopes that Baby Zhang will be able to do whatever he wants in the future. They are very grateful for CMF and Operation Santa Claus for giving their son a second chance of life.