Parents go to a lot of lengths for their children. Born or unborn, parents would be willing to give up the world for their kids.
This couple touched the hearts of many five years ago when the wife gave up her life for her child. However, a rumour recently surfaced saying her husband remarried shortly after her death and gave the child away
Zhang Lijun (张丽君) was introduced to the public when she appeared on a Chinese documentary “Life Matters (人间世)”. Zhang was born in Shanghai to a wealthy family. She was dearly loved by her parents and she led a happy carefree life. She was also known for her positivity. Zhang later met her husband-to-be, Han Shijun (韩诗俊), who she fell in love with. They shared similar interests and after dating for a while, they got married.
Less than a year later, at 26 years old, Zhang was perfectly happy. She was married to a good man and she had a child on the way. However, in her fifth month of pregnancy, she was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer. Zhang was advised to induce labour and get treatment for herself. She had to make a decision— abandon her child? Or abandon herself?
To Zhang, the answer was obvious, as this was her first child. “My husband is only 27 years old and I am only 26. I cannot leave him by himself. He needs someone to accompany him when he gets old,” she said. Zhang was concerned, however, if the cancer would infect her child. The doctor reassured her that it wouldn’t and she made her choice. Zhang temporarily gave up cancer treatment for her child.
Although Han was very supportive and encouraging in front of his wife, he was heartbroken at the thought of losing her. “The happiest person in my house isn’t gone yet. We haven’t even lived in the new house for very long…” he said as he wiped his tears. On 3rd December 2015, Zhang gave birth to a premature baby. She started her cancer treatment after that, but the cancer cells had spread completely.
One of Zhang’s wishes had always been to travel with her husband. Although the hospital fees had eaten into their funds, Han sold one of their houses to take her on a trip. Zhang was glad she had married a good man and was happy to leave him with her child. Knowing she did not have long to live, Zhang recorded 18 messages for her child’s future birthdays. She passed away a few months later.
Recently, a netizen started a rumour on Weibo. They accused Han of remarrying barely a year after Zhang had passed. They also claimed Han had given away their child to a cousin to be adopted. Other netizens were furious. “Women, don’t be stupid and love yourself well,” someone wrote. Another person stated, “People have to rely on themselves in this life. Women must love themselves first.”
While the accusations were running rampant, Han’s cousin spoke up. He revealed that Han had remarried, but he only married her in 2019, three years after Zhang’s passing. “The child is too young,” he explained. “There must be a mother/ someone to take care of (them).”
Han’s cousin also denied allegations that the child had been adopted. In fact, Han had raised the child personally. Han Shijun wrote on Weibo that he would be suing the source of the rumours.
We hope Han Shijun manages to shut down the source of the rumours soon.