Taxi driver hits road with son in tow for 4 years

A taxi driver from Chengdu has taken his son along with him to work every day for the past four years.
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A taxi driver from Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, has taken his son along with him to work every day for the past four years, Cover News reported.

Feng Jun’s son, identified as Xiao Wei, was diagnosed with favism only 28 days after he was born. He is unable to eat fava beans or related products, otherwise it would lead him to suffer severe anemia and get sick.

Xiao Wei’s mother left when he was just 2 years old. Feng’s parents suffer from heart disease and high blood pressure and are unable to take care of their grandson. 

So he decided he only had one option: to bring Xiao Wei with him to work and look after him himself. The boy sits on the passenger’s seat during the day and sleeps on the back seat at night.

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Feng sold his house and car to raise money for his son to see a doctor and is now in debt. The taxi company where Feng works has lowered amount of money Feng needs to hand over to the company after learning his situation.

Some passengers overpaid Feng and told him to keep the change after hearing his story — he's received 10,000 yuan (US$1,466) in donations by 2015. 

Just recently a passenger helped Feng and his son move into a 50-square-meter apartment of their own.

He now refuses donations, since he says he can live off his income of 4,000 to 5,000 yuan, as long as his son remains healthy.

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