76-year-old grandmother walks 24 kilometers every day to take her disabled grandson to schoolBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/76-year-old-grandmother-walks-24-kilometers-every-day-to-take-her-disabled-grandson-to-school.html
76-year-old Shi Yuying from Guangxi Province, China, has been walking 24 kilometers every day for four years so that her nine-year-old disabled grandson can get to school and return home. He cannot move independently.
Source: Daily Mail
The boy, whose name is Haoven, suffers from cerebral palsy and needs constant care. The heroic grandmother, the only guardian of her grandson, says: "As long as I have the strength, I will push him forward." The boy's parents divorced when he was four years old. Now his father works in another city, and his mother remarried. Only the grandmother takes care of the child.
At first, the grandmother took her grandson to school by bicycle, and in July 2017, the local authorities gave the family a wheelchair. Shi Yuying said that Haoven was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of two. The parents tried to treat the child, but it did not bring results, only huge debts.
Shi Yuying takes his grandson to school twice a day — in the morning and in the afternoon — and comes twice a day to take him home. Every day she walks 24 kilometers along a mountain trail. But, according to the selfless grandmother, she happily performs this task. Shi Yuying believes that her grandson will be able to succeed, because he is a smart boy. He is especially good at math, and he has an excellent memory. However, every year it becomes more and more difficult for a woman to overcome this path to school and back. She does not lose hope of finding a good school for the disabled, where she can send her grandson.