YU Rui comes from a remote village in Xinjiang, her family has five people. Her grandparents and her father are both of poor health and rely on drugs year round, so the burden on her mother is heavy. Both her and her sister know the condition of her family and how hard her mother works. Therefore, they are always studying very hard in order to support her family and not let them worry too much.
She studies at Beijing Normal University and majors in bioscience. She is a regular student-- when she was a freshman, her grades were not great and she wasn’t handling everything well. In order to correct this, she stuck to studying at 6:00am every day and her grades went from being eighth to fifth in rank due to all her efforts. She believes that effort will always be paid in return and hence she never gives up when facing challenges.
In her free times, she does community services. In the first semester of freshman year she taught pupils of Liming school in the suburbs once every two weeks. In her sophomore year, she took part in “Hong Dandan” volunteer activity, helping more blind people to study conveniently through electronic revision. This year, she plans to volunteer by chatting with the elderly and having a pleasant afternoon with them. Every experience has left a deep impression on her, particularly in the project involving the elderly. However, she finds many areas for improvement, for instance, there are too many people per room and the place of eating and living are the same, all of which is bad for the elderly to live well so she is looking forward to improving all of this with her efforts in the future.
Although life is tough, she still enjoys the warmth of the sun. She usually plays badminton and practices calligraphy on the weekend to enrich her life. She believes she can have a more excellent life with her persistence and optimism.