Samantha Gomersall, a British expat living in Hangzhou, has put together a crowdfunding campaign for Xu Yanhong, a 23-year-old man who suffers from acute lymphocytic leukemia.
She first heard about Xu when his story caught the attention of Chinese media last month after his younger sister, desperately trying to help, was spotted on the Hangzhou Metro offering to sell her virginity for 200,000 yuan to help fund his treatment.
Xu and his mother now live in a small, dirty one-room apartment, with no cooking or washing facilities and a broken heater, just to stay close to the hospital. But accommodation in the center of Hangzhou is extremely expensive, so they still live a 20 minute walk and 30 minute subway ride away from the hospital.
To help spread the word about Xu’s crowdfunding campaign, Gomersall has produced a short video talking to Xu in his Hangzhou apartment. Watch and share it below:
Gomersall is trying to raise £9,000 to save Xu Yanhong’s life. Already, the campaign has received £3,775. To make a small donation to help Xu, click here.
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