- A Chinese man was begging people on the streets of Beijing to whip him for a small fee
- He was attempting to raise money for his son’s eye surgery by asking people to whip
- Nobody whipped him, but many people gave him the money
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A Chinese father is begging people on the streets to whip for a fee so he could raise money for his son’s treatment.
Fan Fugui knelt on the streets of Beijing last week asking for passesrsby to whip him for 10 yuan, which is about a dollar and a half.
Fan is attempting to raise money for his one year old son’s eye surgery which costs 100 000 yuan. His son suffers from optic atrophy, aniridia and Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome that might leave him blind if the surgery is not performed in time.
These pictures show Mr. Fan kneeling on the busy streets of Beijing wearing nothing but his underpants. In his outstretched arms he is holding a wooden rod inviting passersby to whip him for a price.
Next to him is a billboard with the words: “Hit my thighs to save my son. Kind-hearted people, please help us.”
Many passersby left money but none of them whipped the man.
When asked by a reporter why he chose to do this, Fan answered: “Do you think I enjoy kneeling down on the street? I hope to live a normal life too, but my wife and I can't because we need to treat our child.”
He said that he is irresponsible father because he does not have the means to treat his son’s health problems.
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Fan stated: “I don't want my child to go blind. I want him to be able to look after himself when he grows up.”