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Wenchuan 5 years

Woman helps families rebuild after quake

Updated: 2013-05-13
By Huan Cao (chinadaily.com.cn)
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Woman helps families rebuild after quake
Xiao Fangyu has been in charge of enforcing the family-planning policy in Dujiangyan since 1995.
Xiao lost her only daughter in the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. Two days after the quake, baring the pain of losing her own daughter, Xiao was comforting other parents' for their losses.
Many of the parents in her village were overwhelmed with the devastation of losing their children. But Xiao was dedicated to her work; she comforted them and encouraged them to have another baby. In the meantime, she and her husband were also trying for another.
Xiao gave birth to her second baby in September, 2010. The baby rejuvenated her life with joy. She wants the same for the other parents who lost their children in the earthquake.
The village has a population of 1,400. Eighteen families lost their only children in the earthquake. Xiao encouraged 16 of them to have new babies.

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