British boy with eczema wins support from Chinese Internet users
Updated: 2015-07-16 13:47
By Zhan Qianhui and Mao Jing(chinadaily.com.cn)
An optimistic Morgan cheers himself up in a photo on his fundraising website. [Photo/www.gofundme.com/paulbishop]
Morgan Bishop, a five-year-old boy from the UK, has suffered severe eczema since he was four months old. The skin on his feet and legs has become so sore that he can barely walk.
Morgan's parents have tried every treatment available on the National Health Service and are now raising funds to take him for hydrotherapy treatment at a clinic in France. But the boy told his mother on his fifth birthday that he wants to die rather than suffer any more pain.
Morgan's story moved lots of Chinese people once it was published on Sina Weibo, China's Twitter-like social network. The post on China Daily's official Weibo account received more than 208,000 views and 251 likes since posed on Wednesday afternoon. It has also been forwarded 154 times and got 124 comments.
Chinese Internet users showed strong support and offered their help to the boy. They encouraged him to be strong and never give up. Besides showing sympathies, many people offered various therapies and advices to the boy's parents. Some even shared their own experiences against the disease.
Among all the advices, TCM was highly recommended. There are people now trying to reach the boy's parents and invite them to China for some traditional Chinese treatment.
Morgan also got overwhelming support from other places besides China as he has received donation worth £33,615 ($52,537) raised by 1,755 people across the world in two months as his fundraising website shows.
To donate for Morgan, please visit: http://www.gofundme.com/paulbishop