His image went around the world last October. Wu Huayan He was 24 years old, weighed 21 kilos and measured 1.35. For five years, he spent two yuan (0.26 euros) a day and it fed only on white rice and chili to save and pay for the treatment of his sick brother. Both had no parents.
The young woman died last Monday at a hospital in Guizhou and her death has shocked China. The case has revealed with all its cruelty the inequalities in the Asian giant.
Wu Huayan, an orphan, had admitted last October to the hospital suffering from a severe malnutrition. A doctor diagnosed that he needed a surgical operation because his heart was damaged. The press released its history, along with the photographs of its stunted body. In a collection more than one million yuan (130,000 euros).
Wu had two jobs and studied at the university. Although he also received a state pension of 300 yuan, he used almost everything to treat his brother. A diet based only on rice caused in addition to malnutrition hair loss, insomnia, ringing in the ear and heart problems.
His death has now caused the anger of Internet users, who wonder why this sum was not enough to save Wu and his sick brother. Of the amount collected, the girl had only received 20,000 yuan in November from the Chinese Aid and Charity Foundation for Children (CCAFC), the charitable organization that organized the collection.
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