- A man sells his son in order to finance his wife's lung failure treatment
- The family had their belongings washed away by floodwaters in their hometown
- The child was aware of his father's plan to sell him
One of the hardest life decisions a man could ever make is choosing between his wife and his son. It is certainly hard to imagine what it would take for someone to choose one over the other but this man just did for some reasons.
Gao Duqiang, together with his wife and son, stayed along the streets of Zhuhai Square, Guangzhou, capital of South China’s Guangdong Province, as he looks for potential buyers of his son. Yes, he is selling his son for the reason that her wife needs medication and treatment as she suffers from lung failure. The burden of the family does not end to that when a flood washed away their belongings in their hometown.
“If my wife passes away, she will never come back, but we can bring back my son,” Gao Duqiang told reporters.
Gao provides for his family and works as a motorcycle driver while his wife, Pan Jinlian was a curtain factory worker before he got ill and was not able to work anymore. He said that though he knows that selling his son is against the law, he has no choice but to do it. What he can do according to him, is to work very hard to bring back his son by the time his wife gets better.
Tao, Gao’s son hid behind his mother when he was asked by reporters if he is aware of his father’s plan. The child just looked down, forced a smile and nodded. He utters ‘thanks’ to the people passing by who gave money.
The same case happened on February 2015 to a tribal man from Malkangiri district of Odisha who sold his two-month old son to a woman working in ASHA (Accredited social health activist) in order to buy medicine for his sick wife.
Investigation showed that the poor couple has not been covered under any government poverty amelioration schemes. – AA, Kami Media