Update – Upon further research, we have found that the names and background information of the boy mentioned in the story do not match what we have read in the past. This means that there is a chance that this could be a fake story, but we’re trying to find out more information and will update this story accordingly.
Despite reports of flagging iPhone sales, it’s safe to say that Apple’s products are still high in demand due to the image of luxury that they convey. Now some of you might recall that several years ago, a young boy from China so desperate to own an iPhone decided to sell his kidney to raise money for the iPhone 4.
Safe to say that this was not a particularly wise decision, and now fast forward to today, the boy in question (now a young man) is bed-ridden for life. This is because the surgery that removed his kidney was not done properly, and that the wounds from the surgery did not heal well and got infected. It later spread to his other kidney which means that for the rest of his life, the 17-year old will be forced to undergo dialysis treatment.
To make matters worse, his parents cannot afford his treatment which means that unless money is somehow raised for him, he will not be able to undergo the necessary treatment which will lead to his kidneys shutting down, followed by death. This is actually not the first time that someone has gotten ill due to botched/improper surgery to raise money for an Apple product.
Previously it was reported that another boy who sold his kidney for an iPad 2 had fallen ill as well. It is unclear if the boy in question managed to survive as the report at that time claims that only a fraction of those living in China are successful in getting organ transplants.