When Zou Hongyan welcomed her only son to the world in 1988, terrible birth complications left him disabled for life with cerebral palsy. Doctors in her native Hubei province encouraged her to give him up, a view that even her own husband shared, as they believed the boy would lead a miserable, worthless life. Zou, however, rejected their claims, divorced her child’s father, and made it her life mission to treat and support her baby boy.
Zou Hongyan welcomed her son in 1988, but birth complications left him disabled with cerebral palsy
The doctors advised giving up the baby and claimed that he would never be intelligent, but Zou did not listen
Moreover, her husband disowned the boy, so she decided to divorce him and raise their son, Ding Ding, all by herself
Zou worked at least 3 jobs to support and get treatment for her son, and her hard work has paid off – she’s now the proud mom of a 29-year-old Harvard student