However, on arriving and talking with the woman, she discovered that she was a 27-year-old widow, whose husband had died of brain cancer, and was bringing up two children with developmental issues.
“She was no different from any other parent and had an extremely optimistic outlook on life,” Lin said, adding that when she asked the mother what she needed most, the mother said that she needed basic necessities.
“I gave her the boxes of tissues that I received from a gas station,” Lin said, adding that the woman needed them more than she did.
“We’re still young and there is little for us to lose. We only have this one chance at life, so we should live it to the fullest,” Lin and Ma said, adding that as long as they are willing to make changes and take first steps, they are in a position to continue learning along the way.