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Two-year-old girl with heart ailment collects bottles to raise money for surgery

Two-year-old Xiaoxiao suffers from congenital heart disease. She has one hobby: picking up plastic bottles. She was diagnosed with congenital heart disease at four months old. The doctor said her disease is completely curable only if she undergoes the surgery before she turns three. Photo:


Even Xiaoxiao’s parents do not know when the child picked up this habit. She started collecting bottles after she saw her grandpa exchanging them for money with the garbage collectors. Her grandpa said for the past three months, Xiaoxiao has already brought in over 50 yuan. Photo:


Xiaoxiao comes from a poor family of migrant workers at Minhou county, Fuzhou, the capital city of Southeastern China's Fujian province. Photo:


Xiaoxiao puts the bottles she collected in a big woven bag at home, which is a 15-square-meter room at the back of a small cross-stitch shop her parents run. Photo:

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