Optimistic Reporter Struggles with Breast Cancer, Helps Other Patients

December 29, 2018
Editor: Guo Lina
Optimistic Reporter Struggles with Breast Cancer, Helps Other Patients

Zhang Wei [cyol.cm]


An optimistic female reporter, who works for Shaoxing Radio and TV Station, in east China's Zhejiang Province, has struggled with breast cancer for four years and used her experience to inspire other patients to live bravely.

Zhang Wei, 39, likes traveling, eating and writing.

In 2007, her father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away half a year later. In order to accompany her mum, Zhang quit her job in Shanghai and returned to her hometown, where she got married and had a baby.

However, after a few years, Zhang was diagnosed with breast cancer and was told that she only had three months to live.

The illness left Zhang deeply depressed. For a long time, it was hard for her to get to sleep.

Gradually, inspired by her ward mates, she became optimistic again and struggled with her disease.

Although Zhang is a patient herself, she still aspires to help other patients.

Zhang opened a public account on the social media platform WeChat to record the stories of her ward mates in order to encourage others. She also helped a ward mate to promote her business in her account, which received good results.

Moreover, she had donated the money raised for her to help other patients suffering from cancers. 

In May, Zhang passed the exam of the National Second-level Psychological Counselor and provided counseling for patients while still receiving treatment.

Nowadays, she has over 70 ward mates who have left her, and she still has the confidence to stick to her goals.


Optimistic Reporter Struggles with Breast Cancer, Helps Other Patients

Zhang Wei takes pictures. [cyol.cm]


(Source: cyol.cm/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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