Yesterday, the 2010 first snow visited Beijing. I stayed in home till midnight, then went out to take some photos.
The air was so cold, I walked in the frozen wind for 1.5 hours. It was fun to see the snow covered every where, especially the houses, cars, and plants. Several fat cats appeared on my way without glancing on me. I guesses they were looking for some warm place to stay, wish they felt comfortable last night and still be okey this morning. It’s probably that cats are stronger than me, after last night’s walk and even stayed in a warm room, I am afraid I’ve caught a chill 🙁
In China, it was a perfect sign for a big snow in beginning of year 2010. Maybe this is another excited and impressive new year, if we are more diligent and optimistic, who knows ? 🙂
Junting Pan, an excellent Linux programmer in Beijing, a friend of mine, his daughter is dying. I am here asking more people to save the lovely life of a little girl.
Yifan, the 5 years old daughter of Pan, has a badly lung disease in past years, she almost died on Nov 11 2009 (http://help-yifan.org/img/notice.jpg). In order to save her life, her parents must send their little girl to see some of the best specialists in the world, which means a big amount of money ($300K~$500K US dollar). This is an impossible number for a software engineer (especially in a developing country).
Yesterday, the last day of Year 2009, I visited Yifan’s family in Beijing. Her parents sold their only house to support the treatment expense, now the whole family stayed together in a small room. Yifan’s mother and father were brave and strong-minded, we talked about Yifan’s physical situation and current donation amount. The great news was, by Dec 31, 2009, help-yifan.org got 314K RMB Yuan donation (most of it was from China mainland), which was almost 1/10 of the expected donation amount. Yifan said hello to me, and looked at me with sweet smile. She looked like a small flower, to wait for the beautiful sunshine of he life. What a great miracle if she can have a blissful tomorrow, while what a pity if she has to leave us due to the lung disease.
Last week, I got the remuneration of “Linkers and Loaders” Chinese translation, and donated it to little Yifan. I wish it’s helpful, but in order to save the life of Yifan, the family needs more help from more people in the world. If you read this blog, please do not hesitate to tell Yifan’s story to your friends.
If you want to help Yifan, please visit http://www.help-yifan.org (Chinese) or http://www.yifanfund.com (English) , donation or volunteer are all helpful. Today is the first day of a brand new year. I wish Yifan to be able to have more new years in the future, wish people from all of the world can help little Yifan, to make the life’s miracle happen.