Recycled Babies – Garbage Collector Saves and Raises Thirty Babies
You just can’t make this stuff up. A baby’s fate is not so cut and dry in China as it is in the rest of the civilized world. Infanticide of ‘guilt children’ is still a problem in rural areas but it is rare in cities, where children are usually abandoned but not killed.
By abandoned, I mean dumped into garbage bins or streets by their poverty stricken parents. In one case, a premature baby was found in a bin, with placenta and umbilical cord still attached, in Anshan city in northeast China.
In another disturbing case, there was news of a baby lucky to be alive after having its throat cut and then put in a plastic bag and thrown in a dustbin at Anshan city, in northeast China’s Liaoning province.
Doctors said that if the baby had been left in the bag a few minutes longer she would have died of suffocation and it had already been affected by the lack of oxygen hence the purple colour.
Enter a ‘Mother Theresa’ of sorts Lou Xiaoying, now 88 and suffering from kidney failure, who has found and raised more than 30 abandoned Chinese babies from the streets of Jinhua, in the eastern Zhejiang province where she managed to make a living by recycling rubbish.
“The whole thing started when I found the first baby, a little girl back in 1972 when I was out collecting rubbish. She was just lying amongst the junk on the street, abandoned. She would have died had we not rescued her and taken her in.
Watching her grow and become stronger gave us such happiness and I realised I had a real love of caring for children.
I realised if we had strength enough to collect garbage how could we not recycle something as important as human lives, she explained.
These children need love and care. They are all precious human lives. I do not understand how people can leave such a vulnerable baby on the streets.”
Its Ironic how with the Olympics on we’re showering athletes with medals, but this lady is more deserving of a medal than anyone there.[Cheers dailymail]
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