Saturday, 25. May 2013 - 08:05
25. 09. 12. - 12:00
Tethered to a moped, like some sort of packhorse, this 13-year-old girl tells the heartbreaking story of child disability care in China.
Jiang Manqi - who suffers from epilepsy - has to accompany her 60-year-old grandfather every day in Fuzhou, Fujian province, where he scrapes a living recycling rubbish.
Schools have refused to take her, and Manqi's family are too poor to be able to afford proper medical care.
So to keep her close to him, grandfather Jiang Shulin ties her to his electric trike where she can sleep in a specially adapted payload area at the back.
"It breaks my heart but what else can I do? Her parents have abandoned her and I am all the family she has," he said.
"She is better when she can get some medicine from the hospital but I can't afford that so we have to get by the best we can.
'The rope keeps her from wandering about or falling into the traffic. It's all I can afford," he added.
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