Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Chinese father unable to afford leukemia treatment for daughter wins lottery

  1. #1
    Forever Legendary DJ_critikaL's Avatar
    Join Date
    26 Nov 2004
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Age
    28
    Posts
    2,687

    Default Chinese father unable to afford leukemia treatment for daughter wins lottery

    Oddities STORY
    Chinese father unable to afford leukemia treatment for daughter wins lottery

    Canadian Press

    Wednesday, October 26, 2005

    SHANGHAI, China (AP) - A Chinese labourer struggling to pay for his daughter's leukemia treatment has won five million yuan ($617,000 US) playing the lottery, the Shanghai Daily newspaper reported Tuesday.

    The man, a migrant worker identified only by his surname, Fang, won with a number combining his daughter's birthday and the number of her bed at the hospital where she has been undergoing chemotherapy, the paper said.

    The report said the Fangs have spent over 100,000 yuan ($12,000 US), on treatment for their daughter, whose name and age weren't given, but still couldn't afford the bone marrow transplant that was her best hope for recovery.

    Fang began buying lottery tickets soon after he moved to the city four years ago and started working in a traditional food market.

    Following his win on Friday, he donated 20,000 yuan ($2,400 US) of his earnings to a fund for the needy, Shanghai Daily said.

    "It is the welfare lottery that has saved my family. I hope I can do something for other needy people," Fang was quoted as saying.

    Gambling is illegal in China, but the government permits lotteries to raise money for sports and social welfare programs.
    The Canadian Press 2005

  2. #2
    x marks the spot EXODUS's Avatar
    Join Date
    30 Nov 2004
    Posts
    2,590

    Default Re: Chinese father unable to afford leukemia treatment for daughter wins lottery

    i'm glad the money went to someone who needed it.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About CrazyPellas

CrazyPellas is a great music community that was founded in 2004, for Artists, DJs and Producers to Upload Music, Share Music and Get Feedback on your Music. We are constantly striving to improve CrazyPellas and ask you to contact us if you have any suggestions or if their is anything that we can help you with.

Connect With Us