At five years of age, one Chinese girl is already the sole caregiver to her grandmother and great-grandmother. How did this happen you ask? The girl’s father was put in jail, and her mother got remarried. Sounds unbelievable – read on.
Wang Anna lives in Zunyi city in southwest China. She cares for her 92-year-old great grandmother and her terminally ill grandmother.
The story comes to us from a reporter who visited with the young girl and her grandmothers. Every day, Anna stands on a stool to cook all the meals.
Then feeds her other relatives. Did we mention that Anna is only five years old?! Anna’s father was put in prison when Anna was only 3-months-old.
Anna’s mother was left to care for her in-laws. Soon after Anna was born, Anna’s mother got remarried and left. I find that disgusting.
If you have a child, they are your responsibility, you don’t just leave them to start a new family. Anna’s life is far from easy.
Anna goes to a neighbor’s farm to pick vegetables. She does all the housework too. Anna’s grandmother is suffering from septic arthritis, which makes it hard for her to move her painful joints.
I hope word of Anna’s story gets out so her mother can be found and punished for abandoning her child. At least Anna still has the love of her grandmothers. But, she needs help – this is no life for a young child.
Share away, people.