A 19-year-old Chinese student worked as a labourer to save his brother from leukemia

He wanted to provide the best medical treatment available for his brother.



HUBEI, CHINA – Ma, a 19-year-old high school student, worked as a construction worker to pay for his 3-year-old brother’s medical fees, who was suffering from leukemia.

According to Hupu, Ma came from an extremely poor village in Hubei province. Despite the condition, he wants to become a doctor so that he can find a cure for his brother.

“I must enter a medical school, only then I have a chance of curing my brother”

– Ma told Hupu

Ma worked long hours at a construction site, carrying bricks and shoving sand, earning 100 yuan (S$20) per day.

Ma’s story was published by the Chinese media and it went viral online. Within 24 hours, samaritans donated 600,000 Yuan (S$122,000), an amount sufficient to cover the cost of his brother’s bone marrow transplant.

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