5-Year-Old Girl Becomes The Sole Carer Of Her Grandmas, After Her Mother Abandons Her

5-year-old Anna Wang from China is the sole caregiver for her ill grandmother and 92-year-old great-grandmother

Since her elderly relatives are bedridden, Anna cooks for them and feeds them every day, while other children play and go to school

She undertakes other chores such as cleaning the house, bathing her relatives, and helping them to the toilet

The family lives in a modest house in the remote mountains of Zuyin, Southwest China

Anna wakes up early every morning to begin attending to her duties, and has no other family or friends to support her

When Anna was just 3 months old, her father was sent to jail for unknown reasons

Her mother, who remarried shortly after, abandoned young Anna and left her to provide for her ailing relatives

She stands on a stool and stretches her small body over the stove as she prepares family meals

A generous neighbor who owns a farm allows Anna to take vegetables from it, which she caries on her back

Her grandmother has severe septic arthritis, and can barely take care of herself without Anna’s help

She has reportedly told Chinese media that she does this because she wants to, and “wishes good health” for her family

However, no child should have to endure these circumstances, and Anna visibly mourns the life she could’ve had

A photo of her father is all she has left of her stolen childhood

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