Some people wonder who will end up taking care of them when they get older. But what happens when you need a caretaker before you're even old enough to need one? Or even worse, when you absolutely can't afford to hire one? It's these hardships in life that force us to grow up and make us stronger. And no one knows this better than an adorable six-year-old little girl from China, who had to rise up to the occasion and help her paralyzed father who needed help moving around, eating, and even sitting on his wheelchair.
A father was involved in a horrible traffic accident that left him bed-ridden, but luckily, he wasn't alone.
His prognosis was a grim one, as he has lost the ability to walk and was left paralyzed. This affected his life greatly, as he would now need to find new ways to move around in a wheelchair, having to learn how to do basic things.
It was a really tough situation, but this dad had a little angel by his side.
Little Jia Jia was only six years old at the time, but that didn't stop her from stepping up and becoming his primary caretaker. Despite her young age, the little girl started to look after her dad in their Ningxia Province home.
Sadly, her mother had abandoned them after the accident.
But little Jia Jia wasn't afraid to take over, and soon enough, she was helping him with pretty much everything. She even helped her bed-bound father move around, get a clean shave, and sit in his wheelchair with the help of a home-made mobility hoist.
The media reported that the sweet little caretaker wakes up super early to get everything ready to take care of the household.
A typical day for Jia Jia starts at 6am every morning. The first thing in line is massaging her father's muscles which helps return blood to his heart, and partially compensates the lack of movement, as he can no longer move around like he used to.
She does this for about half an hour, but just because she's too busy taking care of dad, it does not mean that she forgets about her other chores.
She also helps him wash his face, and even brushes his teeth. But once she's done with his morning ritual, it's time for her to leave for school. That's right! This lovely family understands the value of education, so she makes sure to go to her classes.