ZhuAi's Cardiac Surgery Donation

Notice: Currently, Zhirui Wang who is living in US and a friend of ZhuAi's family, is on behalf of ZhuAi's family to receive the donation money of this GoFundMe account since ZhuAi's family are still in China and do not have an US Bank account to receive the donation directly.

Dear Brothers and sisters,


         Greetings from Shanghai, China! Zhu’ai Zhang (Jedidiah) is a three years-old kid. His parents, brother Chao Zhang and sister Jinli Yue are members of Shanghai Grace-in-One Bible Church. Jedidiah was born with “right ventricular dysplasia syndrome” which means the baby’s heart can’t function properly, and has been suffered a lot ever since his birth.

          Jedidiah was found to have severe heart and lung diseases when sister Jinli was pregnant for 6 months. Because of the low survival rate and high surgical cost, doctors strongly suggested them to abort the pregnancy. Being young and inexperienced, the expecting dad and mon were faced with a lot of pressure from Jedidiah’s grandparents who are not Jesus followers. However, with the fear of the Lord, and vision beyond the worldly values, they finally kept Jedidiah with the encouragement and support from the church.

         Jedidiah was moved to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) right after his was born, and has experienced four major heart surgeries in his three years. But thanks to God’s amazing grace, Jedidiah’s life has been preserved till today with those surgeries.

•          On the 23rd day after his birth, he had an open chest B-T shunt surgery at Shanghai Children's Medical Center, to relieve the hypoxia condition.

•          Turning two months, he had a pericardial effusion removal operation at Shanghai Children's Medical Center.

•          A cardiac catheterization surgery was done on him at Shanghai Children's Medical Center when he turned 13 months. At that time, Jedidiah had to have the surgery due to a low oxygen saturation condition. However, the settlement of a stent scaffold in his pulmonary vein failed during the surgery.

•          Turning 16 months, Jedidiah had a cardiac reconstruction Glenn surgery at Shanghai Children's Medical Center.

          Now Jedidiah survives, with only an atrium and ventricle, hence predicted to be able to live a very short life. The experts of Shanghai Children's Medical Center believe that only two children's hospitals in the United States may be capable to do the cardiac reconstruction surgery for him. Praise to the Lord, after months’ of seek, we finally got response from Boston Children's Hospital, who kindly offers to medically help Jedidiah.

Jedidiah Fund and Fundraising

         In order to support his medical treatment in the long term, Shanghai Grace-in-One Bible Church has set up the Jedidiah Fund when he was born, and personnel was designated for special management of the fund.

          The medical expenses for Jedidiah quoted from Boston Children's Hospital is $235,000. Based on the medical treatment and related expenses, together with the assessment of the household income and assets in all forms of Chao and Jinli (Jedidiah’s parents), the fundraising committee estimated that a sum of 290k dollars will be needed. Deducting the previous funding left amount of 70k dollars, there is still a gap of 220k dollars. (Please refer to the table attached below for details).

          Although this large amount of money is far beyond our capability, we still look upon the God and seek for his provision. The fundraising will be jointly supervised by the church pastor and the deacon. The whole process will be updated and posted in time, and the surplus is to be reserved for unexpected situations after surgery. After Jedidiah’s full recovery, all the left-over (if there is any) is to be transferred to other families with kids suffering from heart diseases. If the treatment in the United States does not work, the fund will also be transferred to other families for their kid’s medical treatment.

Message from the Pastor of Shanghai Grace-in-One Bible Church:

      ..   Chao Zhang and Jinli Yue (Jedidiah’s parents) were not so strong willed on learning of the sad news about their baby. I had an in-depth conversation with them just before they were ready for abortion. I know some couples with similar situations, who finally end up an abortion. But Chao and Jinli persisted and made it in their faith in the Lord.

           Chao and Jinli hold fast to the principle of faith. As a member of Christ’s body, we shall support them with love as the scripture says, “If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” (1 Corinthians 12:26)

           Somebody may ask if it is necessary to raise such a huge amount of money. But we believe that love is beyond calculation by physical money. In my opinion, the suffering of Jedidiah is like an altar, waiting for us to offer sacrifices. Isn't God delightful with our generosity? as Paul said: “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written, ‘He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.’ He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:8-11)

          Thus, we are also raising fund for the medical expenses of Jedidiah in the name of Grace-in-One Bible Church, by which, we receive God’s grace in Christ. At the same time, we also deeply hope that on Jesus second coming, Jedidiah will enter the glory of the Kingdom with us; by then, you may hear Jedidiah talking about the amazing grace in his life. Praise and glory to the Lord!

After ZhuAi was born:                                                  
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After the fourth surgery(two and half years old):
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Current ZhuAi (almost three years old):      
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Details of Jedidiah’s medical expense and related expenses:
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各位弟兄姐妹平安:

章主爱(Jedidiah)小朋友今年3岁。其父母章超弟兄和岳景丽姊妹是上海恩典合一圣经教会的会友。章主爱小朋友患有先天性右心室发育不良综合症。从出生伊始就几经生死。

当岳姊妹怀孕6个月时查出胎儿患有严重的心肺疾病。由于存活率不高且手术费用高昂,所以医生强烈建议引产。由于孩子的祖父母、外公、外婆都不信主,更是给这对年轻夫妻施加许多压力。

但出于对上帝的敬畏,和超越世俗的价值观,在教会肢体的竭力勉励和支持之中,他们鼓起勇气,顶着巨大的压力,最终生下了主爱。

主爱一出生就住进了新生儿监护室(NICU),并且在三年不到的时间里,幼小的生命几经生死,做了大小4次手术。但上帝的恩典始终保守小主爱。藉着几次几乎不能完成的手术,这孩子的生命保守至今。

·      出生23天时,在上海儿童医学中心进行心脏中心开胸B-T分流术,缓解了他当时的缺氧情况;

·      2个月时,在上海儿童医学中心心脏中心进行心包积液去除手术。

·      13个月时, 在上海儿童医学中心进行心导管手术。

当时主爱氧饱和过低,不得不手术,术中尝试在肺静脉放置扩张支架失败。

·      16个月时,在上海儿童医学中心进行心脏改造Glenn手术。

   如今小主爱仅靠一边的心房、心室勉强维持生命。并且预计的生命十分有限。上海儿童医学中心的国内顶级儿童心脏科专家认为只有美国的两间儿童医院有可能完成心脏再造手术。感谢主,几经周折,在上帝恩手的引领下,波士顿儿童医院最终愿意接受治疗主爱。

主爱基金和募款

当主爱出生时,上海恩典合一教会就设立了主爱基金,为了支持孩子后期的治疗,并由专人管理。

目前波士顿儿童医院的治疗报价为23.5万美元。募款委员会根据治疗和相关费用,并且评估了章超、岳景丽的家庭收入、资产等状况,预计需要198.6万人民币。扣除现有各渠道募集的48万人民币,目前仍需募款150万人民币。(详细数字见下文表格。)

虽然对我们来说,募款金额巨大,但我们仍旧仰望上帝的供应,寻求他对主爱的看顾和保守。

本次募款由教会牧师和执事共同监督,募集金额达到预定数额后会及时公布。溢出部分会留作备用金,以备意外风险费用。在主爱痊愈后,剩余部分将转赠其他心脏病患儿家庭。若赴美治疗失败,基金也将转增其他患儿家庭。

牧师寄语:

    章超、岳景丽曾经也十分软弱。就在住院预备人工流产前,我跟他们有了一次深入的谈话。我曾经鼓励过类似的夫妻,他们都放弃了。但章超和岳景丽坚持下来,离开了准备流产的医院。

 章超和岳景丽持守了信心的原则,作为肢体我们同样当以爱支持。正如经上所记,“若一个肢体受苦,所有的肢体就一同受苦;若一个肢体得荣耀,所有的肢体就一同快乐。” (哥林多前书 12:26 和合本)

 确实也有人疑惑,是否有必要募集如此高额医疗费用。但我们深信爱不是精心计算出来的。在我看来,主爱的苦难如同一座祭坛,等待我们献上祭物。神岂不是喜悦人的慷慨吗?又如保罗所言:“ 神能将各样的恩惠多多地加给你们,使你们凡事常常充足,能多行各样善事。如经上所记:他施舍钱财,周济贫穷;他的仁义存到永远。那赐种给撒种的,赐粮给人吃的,必多多加给你们种地的种子,又增添你们仁义的果子;叫你们凡事富足,可以多多施舍,就藉着我们使感谢归于 神。” (哥林多后书 9:8-11 和合本)

为此,我们也以教会的名义为主爱的医疗费用募款。这是我们共同在基督里的领受。同时,我们也深切盼望将来耶稣基督再来时,主爱与我们一同进入天国的荣耀中。那时你可以听主爱诉说他生命中的丰盛恩典。愿荣耀归于主! 

章主爱心脏手术募款信 

 章主爱微信公众号:
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Organizer and beneficiary

Han Xu 
Organizer
Malden, MA
Han Xu 
Beneficiary
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