Former Chinese men’s volleyball player Zheng Liang paralyzed with spinal cord disease, he initiated online fundraising for the treatment
The Paper Journalist Pu Yaolei
Zheng Liang is the Chinese male ranking star.
Senior Chinese volleyball fans will remember the name Zheng Liang-as a former Chinese Men’s Volleyball side attack, he Won the Asian Championships twice with the team and won the gold medal in the 1998 Asian Games.
However, fate is too cruel to Zheng Liang. Since 2016, he has been tortured by spinal cord disease and gradually lost his mobility. Now he can only stay in bed for a long time.
Recently, Zheng Liang initiated a fundraising project on the online fundraising platform, hoping to use crowdfunding to raise funds for treatment. At present, nearly 3,000 people have reached out to help.
Zheng Liang raises funds on an online platform.
The former”Gold Medal Vice Attack” was tortured by illness
In 1970, Zheng Liang was born in Hangzhou. As an athlete, Zheng Liang, who is 2.01 meters tall, can reach 3.72 meters. He is known as the highest jumper in Asia. He was also the gold medal of the Chinese men’s volleyball team that won three consecutive Asian championships.
Former teammate Zhou Jian’an once commented in an interview, “Zheng Liang’s physical fitness is very Madden, has a particularly strong ability to stay in the air. He often jumps in the air and waits for the ball. The shot point is very high, and it is difficult for the opponent to stop him.”
But he is such an outstanding athlete in his career. , But later suffered from illness.
After retiring, Zheng Liang worked in Zhejiang Sports Vocational and Technical College. But starting in 2016, Zheng Liang occasionally felt a little tingling in his legs. He didn’t care at the time, but he didn’t expect that Zheng Liang’s condition would get worse after 2017.
Zheng Liang revealed the diagnosis result.
As the disease progressed, Zheng Liang gradually had difficulty walking. After seeking medical advice from many hospitals, Zheng Liang was finally diagnosed with spinal cord disease.
Afterwards, Zheng Liang completely lost the consciousness of his lower limbs. He could only get in and out of bed with the help of nurses. In addition to rehabilitation training, he could only stay in bed for most of the day, and he could only rely on catheters for urination.
Besides, due to his tall stature, Zheng Liang also encountered difficulties when buying walking aids and wheelchairs. He could not buy the right size, and the merchants refused to make them. With the help of the streets and enthusiasts, he was able to obtain the appropriate equipment.
In the 2003 Men’s Volleyball Asian Championship, Zheng Liang was in the competition.
“God made a small joke with me”
As a Chinese sports family, Zheng Liang’s brother Zheng Wu was once a famous national basketball player After retiring, he has been engaged in coaching for a long time. Zheng Liang’s nephew, Zheng Qilong, is now also working on the CBA Jiangsu team.
After Zheng Liang suffered a physical illness, the Zheng Wu family also gave a lot of help, but it is not easy to fight off the illness.
In an interview with”Qianjiang Evening News” before, Zheng Liang once lamented,”Because of this disease, there is really no dignity.” Because urinating with a catheter can easily cause Urinary tract infection. Once urinary tract infection, you need to take saline or take anti-inflammatory drugs.
Zheng Liang started a live webcast. Screenshot
The former volleyball star could only stay in bed for a long time, Zheng Liang also had to adjust his mentality,”I used to be such a moving person, but now I can only be forced to lie down every day. In bed.”
Zheng Liang once said that his goal after illness is only to maintain a good mental state, “I only hope that happiness is a little bit more, sadness is a little bit less, a little more happy, everything is Go smoothly.”
Zheng Liang also opened an account on the video platform to share his life experience with the outside world through videos.
In a video, he wrote an expressive exclamation,”God made a small joke with me. The first half of my life made me the most resilient person in Asia. It’s fair to let me sit in a wheelchair for the rest of my life.”
Olympic champion Gao Min (right) visited Zheng Liang.
Only relying on monthly sick pay to maintain a living
After Zheng Liang fell ill, he also received many help from Sports General Administration platoon management center, Zhejiang Sports Vocational and Technical College where he worked, and the relevant management department in Hangzhou, where he worked, have provided Zheng Liang Financial assistance.
In addition, the mentor Wang Jiawei, the charity foundation established by the Olympic champion Gao Min, and the female Ranked Hui Ruoqi’s fund also raised donations to Zheng Liang.
But for Zheng Liang, the cost of medical treatment will still bring a lot of pressure. He once revealed that, excluding the part of medical insurance reimbursement, the one-year nursing care fee plus medical expenses will be at least 150,000 yuan, which is not counted as daily expenses. And while he was sick in bed, he did not have much source of income.
Zheng Liang is ill in bed.
A few days ago, Zheng Liang released a fundraising project on the online fundraising platform. He wrote that he still needs more than one million yuan for his follow-up treatment and nursing expenses. It is difficult for him to raise money. “All the savings and support from relatives and friends in the past have been spent, and some debts are still owed. A monthly salary of about 6,000 yuan is paid to maintain life.”
At the same time, he also said,”During more than four years of treatment, I sincerely thank the leaders of the Volleyball Management Center and my teacher Wang Jiawei and Diving Champion The strong support and help from Gao Min and other friends. What I need to explain to you is that my current condition is caused by illness, not by injuries during training games. If the latter is caused by injuries, the country is one package, and vice versa. , I need to pay for it myself.”
The fundraising target for this fundraising is 450,000 yuan. As of the writing of The Paper, nearly 3,000 people have helped and nearly 220,000 yuan has been raised.
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