‘If we win, I’ll take you home’: man tirelessly cares for wife with late-stage lung cancer, documenting everyday struggles capturing hearts in China
Husband shares posts on Douyin about daily life and has been selling products on platform to help pay for medical bills‘We hope to maintain a positive attitude … We also hope to encourage other patients to be strong,’ Zhang saysTrending in ChinaAlice Yanin ShanghaiPublished: 9:00am, 27 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
A man in China has touched millions of people on social media by taking care of his wife around the clock since she was diagnosed with cancer two years ago.
The wife, Li Juan, was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer in August 2021 when she was 33 years old, the Yangtze Evening Post reported.
Since then, her husband, Zhang Junjie, also in his 30s, has shut down his small store to focus on caring for her. He has also opened an account on Douyin to share posts about the couple’s day-to-day life, and has been selling products on the platform to try to earn money to help pay for his wife’s medical bills, the report said.
The couple has two young sons who attend a kindergarten in their hometown of Shiyan in central China’s Hubei province, where they are being looked after by their grandparents.
A video taken at the end of 2021 showed Li happily smiling and performing a simple dance in a hospital corridor while receiving an intravenous drip.