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Milionária gasta toda a sua fortuna após adotar 75 órfãos – e parece não se arrepender

por: Redação Hypeness

A chinesa Li LiJuan, 46, conquistou uma grande fortuna nos anos 80 ao investir em ações de uma mina de carvão, na China. Mas em vez de usar o dinheiro para fazer mais investimentos ou aquisições luxuosas, ela decidiu ajudar crianças que perderam seus pais ou que foram abandonadas devido a doenças ou deficiências. Hoje, a ex-milionária é mãe de 75 filhos adotivos e não só gastou todo o seu dinheiro, como deve quase R$ 1 milhão.

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O primeiro órfão foi adotado em 1994 e desde então a família só aumentou. A mineradora em que ela investia seu dinheiro quebrou, forçando-a a vender a maioria de seus bens e propriedades. Por serem crianças que, na maioria das vezes, precisam de medicamentos e tratamentos diferenciados devido às deficiências, Li Lijuan tem um alto gasto mensal para cuidar delas. Muitos voluntários tentaram re-adotar as algumas das crianças, mas devido às rígidas leis chinesas de adoção, isso não foi possível. A família, porém, recebe diversas ajudas em forma de alimentos, dinheiro e medicamentos.

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Além dos 75 filhos adotivos, Li Lijuan possui um filho biológico, que, curiosamente, há mais de 10 anos se recusa a vê-la. Em 2004, o garoto teve uma grave lesão na espinha e precisou passar por uma cirurgia. Contudo, a mãe não estava ao seu lado para apoia-lo, já que precisou atender a um dos filhos adotivos, que estava em outro hospital. Ele se sentiu negligenciado e passou a viver com a avó.

Pic shows: The former millionaire who has fostered 75 kids. A businesswoman who became a millionaire through investments in coal mining is now hundreds of thousands of pounds in debt after having spent everything on adopting 75 orphans over the past two decades. Li Lijuan, a native of Wu’an County in northern China’s Hebei Province, ran a garment business and eventually became a millionaire after successful investments in a coal mine in the 1980s. Lijuan, 46, adopted her first orphan in 1994 - a boy from the south-western province of Sichuan. And since then, she has adopted dozens more, all children who were abandoned because of illness or disabilities, or orphaned because of natural disasters and other misfortunes. Over the past 19 years, 75 children have been fostered by Lijuan, who began eating into her savings in 2008 after the coal mine she invested in shut down for urban planning purposes. She is now some 2 million RMB (200,000 GBP) in debt. Despite her financial difficulties, Lijuan has continued to raise her foster children, sometimes accommodating more than 20 at once. To do this, she has sold her properties as well as other valuables that she possessed. Lijuan also receives donations from charities, but the costs of raising her children, many of whom require extensive operations for disabilities and other birth defects, far outweigh the money she receives. She continues to send children to school in hope that education and knowledge may change their fates. Some of her foster children have gone on to receive university degrees and gain the most coveted work available in China as public servants. But Lijuan’s task was made even more difficult when, in 2011, she was diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma, for which she spent a week in hospital receiving treatment. She has always maintained that she could have used the medical expenses of her treatment on the children, who see her as their "mother". In spite of raising dozens of children over the

Pic shows: The former millionaire who has fostered 75 kids. A businesswoman who became a millionaire through investments in coal mining is now hundreds of thousands of pounds in debt after having spent everything on adopting 75 orphans over the past two decades. Li Lijuan, a native of Wu’an County in northern China’s Hebei Province, ran a garment business and eventually became a millionaire after successful investments in a coal mine in the 1980s. Lijuan, 46, adopted her first orphan in 1994 - a boy from the south-western province of Sichuan. And since then, she has adopted dozens more, all children who were abandoned because of illness or disabilities, or orphaned because of natural disasters and other misfortunes. Over the past 19 years, 75 children have been fostered by Lijuan, who began eating into her savings in 2008 after the coal mine she invested in shut down for urban planning purposes. She is now some 2 million RMB (200,000 GBP) in debt. Despite her financial difficulties, Lijuan has continued to raise her foster children, sometimes accommodating more than 20 at once. To do this, she has sold her properties as well as other valuables that she possessed. Lijuan also receives donations from charities, but the costs of raising her children, many of whom require extensive operations for disabilities and other birth defects, far outweigh the money she receives. She continues to send children to school in hope that education and knowledge may change their fates. Some of her foster children have gone on to receive university degrees and gain the most coveted work available in China as public servants. But Lijuan’s task was made even more difficult when, in 2011, she was diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma, for which she spent a week in hospital receiving treatment. She has always maintained that she could have used the medical expenses of her treatment on the children, who see her as their "mother". In spite of raising dozens of children over the

Pic shows: The former millionaire who has fostered 75 kids. A businesswoman who became a millionaire through investments in coal mining is now hundreds of thousands of pounds in debt after having spent everything on adopting 75 orphans over the past two decades. Li Lijuan, a native of Wu’an County in northern China’s Hebei Province, ran a garment business and eventually became a millionaire after successful investments in a coal mine in the 1980s. Lijuan, 46, adopted her first orphan in 1994 - a boy from the south-western province of Sichuan. And since then, she has adopted dozens more, all children who were abandoned because of illness or disabilities, or orphaned because of natural disasters and other misfortunes. Over the past 19 years, 75 children have been fostered by Lijuan, who began eating into her savings in 2008 after the coal mine she invested in shut down for urban planning purposes. She is now some 2 million RMB (200,000 GBP) in debt. Despite her financial difficulties, Lijuan has continued to raise her foster children, sometimes accommodating more than 20 at once. To do this, she has sold her properties as well as other valuables that she possessed. Lijuan also receives donations from charities, but the costs of raising her children, many of whom require extensive operations for disabilities and other birth defects, far outweigh the money she receives. She continues to send children to school in hope that education and knowledge may change their fates. Some of her foster children have gone on to receive university degrees and gain the most coveted work available in China as public servants. But Lijuan’s task was made even more difficult when, in 2011, she was diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma, for which she spent a week in hospital receiving treatment. She has always maintained that she could have used the medical expenses of her treatment on the children, who see her as their "mother". In spite of raising dozens of children over the

Pic shows: The former millionaire who has fostered 75 kids. A businesswoman who became a millionaire through investments in coal mining is now hundreds of thousands of pounds in debt after having spent everything on adopting 75 orphans over the past two decades. Li Lijuan, a native of Wu’an County in northern China’s Hebei Province, ran a garment business and eventually became a millionaire after successful investments in a coal mine in the 1980s. Lijuan, 46, adopted her first orphan in 1994 - a boy from the south-western province of Sichuan. And since then, she has adopted dozens more, all children who were abandoned because of illness or disabilities, or orphaned because of natural disasters and other misfortunes. Over the past 19 years, 75 children have been fostered by Lijuan, who began eating into her savings in 2008 after the coal mine she invested in shut down for urban planning purposes. She is now some 2 million RMB (200,000 GBP) in debt. Despite her financial difficulties, Lijuan has continued to raise her foster children, sometimes accommodating more than 20 at once. To do this, she has sold her properties as well as other valuables that she possessed. Lijuan also receives donations from charities, but the costs of raising her children, many of whom require extensive operations for disabilities and other birth defects, far outweigh the money she receives. She continues to send children to school in hope that education and knowledge may change their fates. Some of her foster children have gone on to receive university degrees and gain the most coveted work available in China as public servants. But Lijuan’s task was made even more difficult when, in 2011, she was diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma, for which she spent a week in hospital receiving treatment. She has always maintained that she could have used the medical expenses of her treatment on the children, who see her as their "mother". In spite of raising dozens of children over the

Foi criada uma campanha do Indiegogo para arrecadar fundos para ajudar essa mãe de tantos filhos. Se você quiser colaborar, esse é o link.

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