Traders Hotel, Beijing has supported Lifeline Express for nine years and has helped many cataract patients. The donation totalled more than Rmb12,000 in 2012.
Lifeline Express is the first charitable eye hospital train in China and helps more than 10,000 cataract sufferers each year throughout rural mainland China. Because of poverty and insufficient medical care, these sufferers live a life of darkness and solitude.
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