Zhaojie Yang, an excellent graduate student of FRM program at University of Connecticut, who nearly drowned at a YMCA pool near the UCONN on Oct.13 2017 was supposed to graduate in May 2018. After the accident, he was immediately transported to Stamford Hospital and then transferred to the hospital of Columbia New York Presbyterian for further management.
Zhaojie was left with severe damages in brain, lung and kidney from long time lack of oxygen flow, however, he did not give up. Treated by experienced doctors and encouraged by his parents and friends, he was recovering.
But because of serious hypoxic-ischemic brain damage, Zhaojie, still in a coma, clings tenaciously to life by breathing machine and stomach tube while suffers from fever, emesis and neuralgia in Columbia New York Presbyterian. It would be an extremely long period of time for him, the cerebral injury patient, to make a recovery.
Zhaojie, the integrity and warm-hearted boy, is the only child in his family. He was a big fan of photography and sports. Also, he was one of the top four ping-pong players in the UCONN FRM program. He was preparing to step on a new journey of life and to give back to family and society, but the sudden incident disturbed all. His friends and family all felt sorrow about him. Since he was hospitalized, his parents have cried every day and even couldn’t sleep at night.
Zhaojie’s medical insurance has been expired since Nov.11 2017, and he can’t apply for the further insurance. As he is a Chinese student, not an American citizen, he can’t enjoy the rehabilitation service. Besides, his parents are just ordinary wage-earners, and Zhaojie’s tuition in America has run out of all the savings, so they cannot bear the following cost.
Let’s pray for Zhaojie and lend a helping hand to his family. The only way for this young man to recover is to receive rehabilitation treatment, and we just hope that our effort will make it come true.
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