Amy Yang Fund
We celebrate the spirit of hope and Amy's lifelong journey of bravery and healing. She is an inspiration for our entire community.
In 2014, NIS Facilities Coordinator Ms. Amy Yang and her family were returning home after sightseeing at the famous West Lake in Hangzhou. She was accompanied by her father, mother, husband, and 6-year-old son. They boarded a local bus after a taxi would not take them as they were 5 people. The day turned tragic when the bus was set on fire by another passenger, where 32 people were injured, 24 critically. Her entire family was maimed by the fire, with Amy, her mother, and father suffering third-degree burns over half of their bodies. Amy and her mother survived after almost half a year of intensive inpatient care, but her father died 6 months later due to complications.
Now, after 8 years of surgeries, treatment, and therapy for burns over her face, arms, and back, Amy has made incredible progress – but her journey continues. At least 50,000 RMB per year is needed to fund her recovery.
The Amy Yang Fund was established by the NIS community to help support Amy's lifelong medical care, through events that bring us together and celebrate life.
How Can I Help?
- If you are in Nanjing, you can donate directly to Amy's fund at our Cashier window on the 2nd floor of the Centre.
- Join school-supported events like the Melbourne Cup, the NIC Bazaar, the NIC Benefit Concert, Christmas Market, Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, Mother's Day, and more for opportunities to donate.
- Follow the Amy Yang Fund WeChat to learn more about fundraising events and to read Amy's updates on her journey and stay in touch. We will also be posting about events on NIS social media.
The power of love is huge. I cannot change what happened to me, but I can change my attitude about my future life. Stop crying and smile. Every day I try to open up and be myself more and more. With my family, friends, and the NIS community behind me, I will be bold for change.