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Single mom spends 29 years raising son with cerebral palsy, now he is at Harvard [Copy link] 中文

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Mom as a mentor

Thanks to his mother's intense nurturing, Ding graduated from the College of Environmental Science and Engineering of Peking University, and then enrolled in the Law School of Peking University in the same year.

In March 2016, Ding was admitted by the Law School of Harvard University after working as a lawyer for a year.

"I've never dared to apply for Harvard University, but my  ...

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Dear China Editor
This is a great story of Mother's Love. The courage to face adverse conditions, discipline, strong-will, determination, hard work, persistence, never give up mentality, caring, strong hope,  strong love and personalities of Mother Zhou surely melts every heart that Mother Love is great. She is one of the Brave Model Mothers of China and we salutes her and wish her son Ding good health and one day medical advances may find a cure for him.
JinFeng, Singapore Chinese.

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Ding was one of the fortunate children whose parent did not throw him away.  When one gives a child wings to fly, they set their own course.  Mom had to train each feather of the wing to do it's job in unison, in coordination and every step in love.
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Every step of this journey was focused on giving freedom not tethers to her son.  The goal was never Harvard nor higher education but to provide Ding the ability to live a life a full as possible.
I understand your comment but having spent a lifetime working with severely damaged children and adults, I can attest that those who received the laboured love of wings come away far more psychologically fit then a lot of us.  
Disability is always balanced with ability.
This mom faced far more discrimination from well-meaning folks (somewhat like you) then help.
Ding received a depth of freeing love few experience.

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To seneca wrote 2017-5-20 16:42 you know you could not!

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seneca Post time: 2017-5-20 16:42
There are two sides to this story.

The media have chosen to focus on the mother's steering efforts ...

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