His Hair Went Gray in 56 Days, From Working in Wuhan

Source: OT-Team (AFJ)

Before VS After

On April 12, 2012, Chinese media covered news about Wang Benxue, a 39-year-old nurse from Tongren, Guizhou, who appeared as a stranger to his little daughter when returning home. This was as his hair went gray after supporting Wuhan for 56 days. The story touched the hearts of many netizens.

Under Extreme Stress

Per the news staff, on February 4, Wang volunteered to support Wuhan with no hesitation after receiving the notice from the hospital, and he hit the road with very simple luggage after waving goodbye to his wife and 3-year-old daughter on the day.

On February 7, Wang officially entered Jianghan Shelter Hospital in Wuhan, mainly responsible for the care and treatment of 21 patients with mild symptoms of COVID-19. Per Wang, his job was not only a physical treatment work, it was also a job of psychological counseling for his patients.

Those days in Wuhan, in many cases, the entire family was infected from the novel coronavirus, and each of them were suffering from the extreme panic. Therefore, Wang was supposed to carry out timely psychological intervention to help them to regain hope, to boost their immunity to restore health.

However, as a medical staff, he was also full of unknowns about the virus. Besides, in the process of treatment, he became fully aware of the virus's substantial damage to the patients, so he had been constantly over-stressed, which might be the main reason that his hair increasingly became gray.

A Sincere Wish - More Family Time

On April 1, after the quarantine ended, Wang returned home. 

He told the news staff that his 3-year-old daughter could barely recognize him when he called out her name as his appearance changed too much.

Later, in an interview, Wang said that when he was in Wuhan, he kept shaving his hair so that he didn't realize it until back to Guizhou. To save that his parents from worrying about him, Wang got his hair dyed black before meeting them.

"I hope people could spend more time with their family. Once an accident occurs, it cannot be made up. "Wang finally added.