How bad do you want to own an iPad 2?
Yes, apple fanboys were starting line-up on the nearest Apple store to own the latest Apple tablet, iPad 2, since the launching day. They want it badly.
But no matter how bad you want it, please don’t ever do similar thing like Zheng did, a student in Anhui Province, China.
Zheng sold one of his kidneys to buy an iPad 2.
Insane? Nuts? Mad?
Yes. While many people spend lots of money for medical treatment due to kidney disorders or other illnesses that attack the kidneys and causing the whole body doesn’t work properly, this kid sadly had to sell his kidney only for a tablet that is really not worth it compared to his future.
Begin from his big passion to own an iPad 2. Zheng, a 17-year-old kid in China, was looking for a way to get money and buy iPad 2 due to his inability buying an iPad 2.
Once upon day he used the Internet to find a way, and that was the moment he met a “broker” who offered him money 20,000 yuan (roughly $3,000) for for one of his kidneys.
“I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it,” said the boy surnamed Zheng in Huaishan City. “A broker contacted me on the Internet and said he could help me sell one kidney for 20,000 yuan.”
Zheng accepted the offer to sell his kidney for 20,000 yuan and made arrangements with the broker on April 28, 2011.
That day Zheng went to Chenzhou City in neighboring Hunan Province for the kidney removal surgery arranged by the broker.
Short story, kidney removal surgery done and Zheng get his 20,000 yuan and immediately went to the Apple store. But then, Zheng suddenly changed his mind and cancel the plan to buy the iPad 2.
He bought a Macbook and an iPhone in the Apple store instead. He returned home with those stuff, but Zheng’s mother was surpised by what her son brought. Expensive electronic equipments which is almost impossible to get by his son easily. She smell there was something fishy about it and she found out the incident.
She immediately reported this incident to the local police station. The broker could not be located because the cell phone was always powered off.
A brief investigation is shown that the Chenzhou No. 198 Hospital was not qualified to perform organ transplant. The hospital claimed they had no idea about Zheng’s surgery because the department that did the surgery had been contracted to a Fujian businessman.
The case is still under investigation, the report said.
I am so grieved and upset to know that this kid had to sell a very important body organ for an electronic devices such as iPhone, iPad, or Macbook.
But, that’s how life goes for some people.
Now, with Zheng’s healthy is getting worse and he regrets but it is too late, the Global Times reported today.
via Shanghai Daily