通过基金会的一家合作机构，我们帮助了一对23岁的孪生姐妹 – Ling 和 Xia。尽管两姐妹是在家庭暴力下成长的孩子，但他们来到基金会治疗的身体疾病与家暴并无相关联系。在与基金会慈善诊所医生近90分钟的沟通中，两姐妹们讲述了自己的病史并逐渐敞开心扉诉说她们被虐待的成长经历。Ling 被诊断为患有结膜良性肿瘤，六月份在基金会的诊所接受了眼部手术及后续康复治疗；Xia 饱受下腰痛的折磨，在北京和睦家康复医院以及当地医院接受了物理康复治疗。两姐妹都在基金会诊所家庭医学科专家们的帮助下完成了后续的检查。
Through one of our partner organizations, we have also worked with 23-year-old twin sisters, Ling and Xia. Though both girls come from a background of domestic violence, they came to the Foundation Clinic with other physical ailments not necessarily related to abuse. During the 90 minute sessions with the Foundation Doctors the girls are able to open up about their medical history and feel comfortable to discuss issues of their abusive upbringing. Ling was diagnosed with benign neoplasm of conjunctiva, and received eye surgery in June. Xia experienced lower back pain, and received physical therapy at both Beijing United Family Hospital and local hospitals. Both received follow up check-ups from our Foundation Clinic Family Medicine Fellows.
Ling quoted about her experience with the Family Medical Fellow at the Foundation Clinic:
“I found the doctor to be very professional, very easy-going, and very patient. She gave me a clear explanation about the medical problems I have been having and about issues commonly faced by women my age. She gave me some very practical advice and a thorough exam. I was so thankful to have this experience. I have accompanied foreign friends to Beijing United in the past, but never imagined I would have the chance to have a medical exam there. I would like to thank Beijing United and UFCH for this opportunity.”