From a young age, Wanyong had an all-consuming passion for music – and performing at his best always demanded all his focus and attention. But in 2016, after having been diagnosed with colon cancer and undergoing ostomy surgery, Xie Wanyong felt he would never have the confidence to play music again.
Following his surgery, Wanyong struggled to come to terms with his new life. He felt confused and lost hope for the future. It was an extremely low point for him and ultimately, he became very depressed.
But with the attentive care of his wife, he gradually adapted to his new circumstances. “My wife was very supportive, especially at the beginning, and helped me to change my appliance. I simply couldn’t deal with it,” he recalls. His wife’s reassurance also helped to rekindle his confidence – and his love of music.
Today, Wanyong fills every spare moment of his day with music; practicing at home, playing with friends or performing on stage. He now even has a dream of one day performing for his family and friends at a grand venue. Encore!
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