A man in Jianxi who is suffering from uremia, can not afford his medical cost and hopes to sell both is daughter and son for his kidney transplant operation. The man had a happy family, but after suffering from this disease he was unable to work and his wife also quietly left him…
(Form Netease) In order to treat uremia he had almost gone bankrupt. After his wife left him left him with his son and daughter , in order to have kidney transplant to stay alive, “I now have no other ways, only to trade my child for my life!” said Mr. Chen, painfully walked into the newspaper office yesterday.
30-year-old man from Jiangxi, Mr. Chen came to Xiamen over 7 years ago and had been working for a job that puts up advertising billboards. He had a happy family of four back then, but since September of last year, he gradually had vertigo, high blood pressure and other symptoms. Doctor said he was suffering from nephritis at first, then kidney failure, finally Mr. Chen was diagnosed with uremia.
After the diagnosis, Mr. Chen went to the Xhongshan Hospital, Chinese medicine hospitals and his hometown Jiangxi within the next two to three months. “Because patients with uremia cannot even release urine, I must have dialysis or else I will suffer from edema and body weakness, it can even be life-threatening.” Mr. Chen said, so he spent more than 4,000 yuan everyone month for hemodialysis, 8 times a month, 400 yuan each.
Because of uremia Mr. Chen could not physically work. His wife also left him without a word, leaving no one to take care of his 12-year-old daughter and 11-month-old son. In order to find the cure, he already sold his refrigerator, air conditioner and furniture. Plus his home town was flooded in 1998, he now has almost nothing…
“If I have no money for kidney transplant, then I am just going to wait for my death.” Mr. Chen frowned, “I have nothing now, only my children are worth something, if any nice person who is willing, I can give him my child if he pays for my kidney transplant.” Mr. Chen also said, he no longer can take care of himself, the two children are also suffering, might as well give them away.
“If the person does not need a child and is willing to pay my kidney transplant, then I will work for him for the rest of my life, I owe him my life.”
Yesterday the reporter contacted a lawyer, Zhang from Fangyuyuan Law Firm in Fujian. Zhang said, as for Mr. Chen’s current predicament the situation is understandable, but it is not acceptable by the law.
Zhang said that although Chen did not clearly indicate that he is selling his children, but from the legal stand, in essence, he has violated the “Protection of Minors Act”. “He is indeed in a very tough spot.” Said Zhang, “however he still should not break the law.”