Every day for the past three years, eighteen-year-old student Xie Xu has been carrying his disabled classmate, Zhang Chi, to school. But Zhang isn’t just his classmate - he’s also his friend.
Zhang suffers from muscular dystrophy, a medical condition that results in progressive muscular weakness. People with this disease typically have a shorter lifespan than unafflicted individuals. Xie makes at least a dozen trips with his friend every day, two hundred days a year, and even brings Zhang his meals.
In a country where almost 250,000 students are not able to go to school due to disability, it is amazing that - thanks to Xie’s help - Zhang has never missed a single day of school. [x]