It is alleged that the man’s 12-year-old son spent the money donated by relatives for the cancer treatment of a sick patient on smart phone games. The boy, surnamed Huang, from Fushun county in southwest China’s Sichuan province, reportedly spent 3,800 yuan (about $556) of the donation money on video games in July.
The incident happened when Huang visited his father in the hospital and used his phone. Relatives discovered that the money they had donated was gone when a relative tried to pay for medical bills after his death. Apparently, the boy spent the money on Xiaomi Game Center, a video game platform for smartphones.
Huang’s uncle asked for a refund from Xiaomi; however, the company did not believe his story at first. After a journalist made inquiries and ran a background check at the company, the money was fully returned to the family. The uncle said the money will be saved to support Huang and his brother in the future.
The 12-year-old boy expressed his guilt for his actions and apologized. «I feel sorry for my father and I feel sorry for the relatives who helped my father», said the boy according to the South China Morning Post. Huang’s father, Huang Zhengxiang, reportedly had advanced brain cancer and died in late July. His wife died in an accident ten years earlier, and Huang’s father was the sole breadwinner in the family, working in construction before falling ill in June. He is survived by his two sons, aged 12 and 15, who were placed in an orphanage after their father’s death.
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