Broke Teen Who Sold Kidney For An iPhone Is Now Bedridden For Life


A Chinese man is now bedridden for life after he sold his kidney as a teenager to the black market to buy the latest Apple products. Wang Shangkun was 17 years old when he made that fateful decision. Shortly after the illegal surgery, he began suffering from a decreased level of kidney function. Nine years later, the 26-year-old is now bedridden for life after his remaining kidney failed. Wang received $3,500 for his kidney, which he used to purchase an iPhone 4 and iPad 2. At the time, he thought one kidney would be sufficient, but now he now spends his days in bed and relies on dialysis to survive his kidney failure. The surgery caused him to develop renal deficiency, which is believed to have led to an infection due to the unsanitary setting of where it took place and the apparent lack of post-operative care. Nine people were arrested in connection with the case and five, including the surgeons who harvested his kidney, were jailed in 2012. His family was eventually awarded $300,000 in compensation.