We didn't go to the hospital today. Instead, I stayed in and worked on individual questionaires for each child in the hospital. I designed my questions around information I already know about them and hope to chat with them soon. When checking the kids' profiles online, I wrote some warm wishes on their walls. Despite the positive attitude we maintain here at the office, sometimes it is difficult not to wonder what these kids' lives will be like after they leave us. With the collosal institutional barriers and wealth gap in China, kids born in to rural poverty already have a small chance of being able to take control of their lives. The LRS children not only have to face these challenges, they also have to deal with the physical and emotional trauma of having a sometimes lethal condition. When chatting with one of the fathers, he asked if having heart disease affects children's personality. He explains that his daughter is sometimes very difficult. In the midst of immense financial and practical difficulties, parents truly do not have the resources to learn about their children's emotional health. When these kids leave the hospital, the reality they face continues to be an incredibly under-resourced one in which many of their needs will go un-met. I'm truly grateful that organizations like LRS is at least addressing their health and providing them with some form of support. I hope more changes, on a larger scale, can happen in this present society so that children like the LRS patients will truly have a bright future.