This is Wu. A southern China native, Wu’s story is a direct reflection of Zimmer Biomet’s commitment to helping those in need around the world.
At the age of thirteen, Wu stood just over three feet tall due to severe scoliosis. His father had passed away and his mother suffered from mental illness, which left him isolated most of the time. When he did venture out, he was bullied and tormented excessively by other children.
By the time Wu connected with the Glow Fund, a UK based charity that organizes and funds surgeries for children with severe orthopedic disabilities, he was visibly depressed. Wu’s head hung low. He never made eye contact with anyone. His only communication with Glow Fund Team Members was via barely audible whispers.
It took seven months for the Glow Fund, and core Team Members from Stanford University Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the Zimmer Biomet Spine Division, to plan and prepare for Wu’s case. When it came time for Wu to undergo surgery, all hands were on deck. Wu and his mother made the 19 hour drive to Yantai again, this time, for surgery.