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2007 Send Love to Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing and Hangzhou
2007 Send Love to Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing and Hangzhou
Date: August 22- September 2, 2007

        In order to bring together the love of compatriots in Taiwan and Mainland and to cheer up all children with cancer and critically sick children, Chou Chin-Hua (Founder of Chou Ta-Kuan Foundation), Guo Ying-Lan (President of Chou Ta-Kuan Foundation), Chou Shang-Guan (Head of the Chou Ta-Kuan Children's Ensemble, and Chou Tien-Guan (Deputy Head) held "Taiwan Love, Cross-strait Passion -- Send Love to Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing and Hangzhou Charity Events". They played the saxophone, violin and ocarina for the children with cancer in mainland China, gave the children presents, and hoped cross-strait compatriots to care about the most vulnerable children with care with the greatest humanitarian care.
        On August 29, Chou Chin-Hua and Guo Ying-Lan arrived at Nanjing Children's Hospital and visited the children with leukemia and cancer who received treatment in the hospital and their parents. The visiting mission brought Chou Ta-Kuan's I Still Have One Leg, and all the proceeds from publishing the book were used to help the seriously ill children.  
        In Nanjing Children's Hospital, Chou Chin-Hua and Guo Ying-Lan sent the children gilded bookmark symbolizing good luck, and hoped that they could realize the wonderful wish of attending school after they recover. They shared their experience in looking after children with parents of sick children, comforted them, and gave the parents their contact information, stating that they were willing to listen to and help solve the difficulties of the parents at any time. Chou Shang-Guan and Chou Tien-Guan chatted with the children, and played the cartoon songs with ocarina and saxophone.
        According to Guo Ying-Lan, over the decade, she could not remember how many hospitals she visited and how many seriously ill children she saw. Every time she saw them, she would be reminded of her lost son, as if new wounds were added to the old scar. However, the reason why she insists on doing this is that she wants to spread the optimism and courage of Ta-Kuan during his lifetime to more children, and to help them survive with material and spiritual assistance. Also, since she once experienced the helplessness of the parents, she feels like comforting them. In cancer wards of Nanjing Children's Hospital, Chou Shang-Guan played the songs loved by the children with leukemia with saxophone. Chou Shang-Guan's older brother, Chou Ta-Kuan, unfortunately passed away due to soft tissue rhabdomyosarcoma 10 years old at the age of 10. That year, Ta-Kuan wh o bravely faced pain was more concerned about the children with cancer in the same boat as him. During his diseases, she wrote many inspirational poems, hoping that his parents could compile these poems into a book named "I Still Have One Leg" and use the income from selling the poems to establish Chou Ta-Kuan Foundation to fund the children with cancer who were poor but suffered from cancer.
        Chou Ta-Kuan's father, Chou Chin-Hua said that over 10 years since the inception of the Foundation, I Still Have One Leg has been published in 17 countries, and the royalty from selling the poems in Taiwan alone amounted to 360 million NTD and funded more than 23,000 children with cancer. In South Korea, Chou Ta-Kuan Foundation built a "Ta-Kuan Love Family for Children" in the land donated by Seoul National University Hospital. Over the two years, it helped 1,850 children with cancer and their families. At the same time, the Foundation also uses the donations to help lots of children with cancer to fulfill their dream: seeing Mickey Mouse in Disneyland, holding concerts, publishing books, etc.
In the ward, Chou Chin-Hua and Guo Ying-Lan constantly encourage those parents guarding their children. Guo Ying-Lan said that "Every time we see the parents in a similar fate to ours in the wards, we feel sorry for them. They are, in fact, as fragile as children. Many parents of cancer children are not affluent, so in the face of cancer, they feel panicking and have no idea of how to handle it. We can only keep encouraging to be tough, tell them our experience, and then leave our contact information, hoping that they can ask us for help in case of any problem."  
        After 9-year-old Chou Tien-Guan, another younger brother of Chou Ta-Kuan, played a Taiwan folk song with ocarina, he held the hands of a child with lymphoma named Ku Hui-Lung and said that "I hope you can be healthy again as soon as possible and tour Taiwan." 
"We are anticancer choir! The physician uncles serve as the conductor, nurse aunts as accompanists, and father, mother, brothers and I sang a life lullaby. Then, Australia koala is asleep, so is Formosan rock macaque. I believe the devil cancer will fall asleep as well." The poems created by Chou Ta-Kuan support all sick children and their parents, and encourage them to bravely face the disease.