A WeChat post about a 5-year-old girl in Shenzhen suffering from leukemia went viral over the past few days， where the story was posted to crash after an excessive number of readers donated money for the girl.
Luo Yixiao was diagnosed with leukemia Sept. 8 at Shenzhen Children’s Hospital. Her father Luo Er， who has received no pay since the magazine he worked for closed down in January， started posting stories about his daughter’ he created in September.
After two months of medical treatment， Luo was delighted to see his daughter’s condition was getting under control.
Luo said that as a Christian he decided to donate 30，000 yuan to 10 other children with leukemia， b they wanted him to spend the money on his daughter’s treatment. “ of people’s objections， I stopped giving out the money after I donated 12，000 yuan to four children，” he said.
Nov. 20 when Yixiao got a severe infection and was transferred to an ICU.
“The medical costs multiplied as my daughter’s condition got worse， and I panicked for the first time，” Luo said.
Luo’s friend， under the surname of Liu， the founder of a Shenzhen-，’ Sunday after rearranging several articles written by Luo about his daughter.
would donate 1 yuan to the girl each time a reader reposted the article on WeChat， while readers could also donate money and the donations would go directly to Luo.
The post triggered a butterfly effect on WeChat and the donations reached 50，000 yuan — the daily donation limit for a WeChat post — within five hours. After midnight when the donation function was available again， donations hit another 50，000 yuan again within two hours，’s donation function for a week.
The article has over 1 million views and the number continues to grow， to Luo.
Meanwhile， Luo’ has also received 50，’ as well.
“ and transferred money to me， but as too many new friends have transferred money to me， WeChat has stopped me from adding new friends，” Luo said.