Seeing the range of apple products ,many memes were viral . Likewise a normal man have to sell his kidney or other vital body part to buy expensive iphone .
In the scenario of these virtual memes , we have brought to you the real story of buying an iphone on the stake of selling a kidney..
Yeah .. you heard it right… A young man who sold his kidney as a teenager in order to buy a new iPhone and iPad is now bedridden for life after his remaining kidney failed.
This is the story of Wang Shangkun, from China , who is now 25 YO. When he was just 17, he sold his kidney to black market organ harvesters in April 2011.
Mr Wang, from Anhui Province in East China, received AUD$4,500 and purchased a iPhone 4 and iPad 2 with the funds.
At the time , when he received the funds he quoted “Why do I need a second kidney? One is enough”.
Now , according to the local Chinese media , Mr Wang now spends his days in bed and relies on dialysis to survive his kidney failure.
He also developed renal deficiency shortly after the surgery which was illegal . It was because of the infection due to the unsanitary setting where it took place and the apparent lack of postoperative care.
The operation occurred in the city of Chenzhou in southern China, at the hands of the two doctors who were also employed at local hospitals.
Nine people were arrested in connection with the case and five, including the surgeons who harvested his kidney, were jailed in 2012.
He was also forced to give up his studies and now lives on social benefits. His family was eventually awarded about $300,000 in compensation later the same year.Mr Wang desperately sought the new iPhone in order to show off to his friends, according to reports.However, his family lived in one of China’s poorest provinces and could not afford it, so he turned to other means to raise the money.
We hope , more and more people should take a lesson from this person as nothing is bigger than health.