Soldier's Wife Keeping Company with Sick Husband Honored

  • April 25, 2016
  • By Liang Xiaoyu
  • Editor: Sherry Song
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Qin Wenduan (right) and her husband Li Fei (left). []


Qin Wenduan, vice-director of communication station of News Center in Anyue County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, and her husband Li Fei, a soldier from southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, were honored in the county Women's Federation's Most Beautiful Family Campaign in early April thanks to Qin's diligent care for her family.

Qin claimed that marrying a solider means one will spend a lot of time "waiting". For the first six years of their 12-year marriage, the couple spent less than 400 days together.

Matters became worse when Li was diagnosed leukemia when donating blood in 2010.

After being diagnosed, Li began to undergo chemotherapy. "At first, he was completely unable to accept the reality of his situation, and fell into despair. While he was in the hospital, he basically stopped talking with his family. I was at a loss; I had no idea how to comfort him," recalled Qin.

From then on, she began to shoulder all of the family's responsibilities, maintaining her job while taking care of Li.

With the help of the army and the government, Li was able to undergo surgery, but his disease went into remission four years later.

"I'm happy as long as he is alive," said Qin. "I was very disappointed about the recurrence, but I can't let him die. I must bring him back to safety."

On October 8, 2015, Li Fei accepted a transplant from his father.

While other women carry bags filled with makeup, Qin's is always filled with equipment for Li. “The food he eats needs to be disinfected, and I use wet wipes to keep his face and mouth cleaned. There are too many things I must carry and pay attention to," Qin said.

Such diligent support and care was honored by the county's women's federation in both the Looking for the Most Beautiful Family campaign and a campaign which honors wives of soldiers.


(Source: Translated and edited by Women of China)

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