Single mother in Hubei raises future Harvard grad despite son's cerebral palsy
2017-05-17 08:56:00

A woman from Jingzhou, Hubei province can truly call herself a proud mother, as she raised her son, afflicted with severe cerebral palsy, to become a law student at Harvard.

Twenty-nine years ago, a medical accident caused intrauterine hypoxia to affect Zou Hongyan's fetus, depriving the fetus of oxygen. Doctors advised Zou to terminate her pregnancy, but she instead persevered to deliver her son, now 29 years old.

Out of the worry for the family's future, Zou's husband also opposed the delivery, telling Zou that he would not raise the child. Disappointed by her husband's ruthless attitude, Zou ultimately divorced him, starting down a life path that she knew would be extremely hard.

Source:People's Daily Online Editor:Dylan