Female University Student Brings 93-Year-Old Grandma to College

Female University Student Brings 93-Year-Old Grandma to College

Liu Lin and her 93-year-old grandmother [Photo: Chengdu Business Daily]


Liu Lin, a sophomore at Chengdu University, made a big decision this August. She decided to taken her 93-year-old grandmother from their hometown and live with her in a rented room just off campus.

Liu's family suffered a lot in 2016. In March, her grandmother broke her leg; in April, Liu's father passed away. Liu's mother, plagued by these events, lost the ability to take care of others.

"This was the only choice. No one else could care for her," Liu explained. Liu's grandmother has also had a hard life. The old woman's three sons have all died, and Liu couldn't leave her alone where nobody could look after her.

A room with two beds, a wardrobe, a desk and a table is the duo's new home in Chengdu. The room costs 600 RMB per month. Liu's younger brother works in the same city and spends most of his 2,000 RMB salary supporting the family.

"I was brought up by my grandma, and now it's my turn to take care of her," said Liu. When they were young, their capable grandmother "magically" prepared lunch on time for her grandchildren, even though she could not read a clock.

In the eyes of Liu's teacher Zhang Na, the girl is an exemplary student. Liu has applied for a work-study program at the university.

"Though taking care of her grandmother requires lots of energy, Liu has managed to stay on top of all her courses. She is even preparing for an English singing contest," Zhang said.

Liu declines financial help from others.

"It's kind of like reaping without sowing," she explained. At present, the girl is able to keep pace with her burden.

(Source: People's Daily)

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