1.Growing up is not always easy. When facing difficulties, courage and a
spirit of independence can be more useful than crying for 1 ! That’s what Hong Zhanhui’s story of 2 boy to man with family hardships tells us.
Hong was born in 1982 in a poor family in Xihua County, Henan Province. When he was 3 11, his father became mentally ill and one day came back with an abandoned baby girl. A year later, Hong’s mother and younger brother both 4 home because of poverty and pressure from his sick father.
Their burdens fell onto the 12-year-old’s shoulders: to treat his father’s illness, to 5 the adopted sister Chenchen, and to go on to study.
Hong didn’t 6 . Since a young age, he has worked in part-time jobs to feed his family. At the same time, he has studied at college. To take care of Chenchen, he worked hard to 7 a room near his campus for her, and sent her to school.
After Hong’s story went public, people were 8 to tears by his unselfishness. Hard 9 his life was, Hong didn’t abandon his father and the adopted 10 , because they needed his help. With his hard-won money, he even aided other students 11 against misfortunes.
Today when many tend to worry more about their own happiness, Hong’s