Father has kept his son's body on ice for years

By Gong Yingchun
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Disaster struck again when Tian's son died only 9 years after Yingying had passed away. Tian Qinyuan was the couple’s last hope after having been bereaved of their daughter. The boy entered university in 2005. "I would have given everything to pay for his tuition," said Tian Xueming. Yet he would never have the chance to do so . Tian Xueming received a call one day in March 2006, and was told his son had had a fever for almost a month by that time. Tian's son was scared and just wanted to go home. But at that instant, Tian still didn't realize the gravity of the situation.

Tian was inconsolable when he saw "final stage of leukemia" appear on his son’s medical certificate. Tian Qinyuan stayed in hospital for two months, and then he was taken home. The elderly couple did not leave their son’s bedside as they were afraid that he would leave them forever.

Tian Qinyuan died on July 7, 2006, aged 18. Tian Qinyuan's death tore the family’s world apart. They intended to cover up the circumstances of little Tian's death. But several days later, Tian Xueming made a difficult decision: He would store his son’s body in their freezer.

So far, his son's dead body has already stored in ice chest for six years, and the Tians have kept this secret for six years, too. However, rumors were rife in the tiny town. Some friends tried to persuade Tian Xueming to bury his son. He understood their intentions were good, but simply could not bring himself to actually do so. "Anyway, I can see my son whenever I miss him," he said.

"I know I was wrong. My decision has had a bad influence on my neighbors' lives as well, but I have lost both of my children! No one could ever understand my suffering," cried Tian Xueming as he gazed at the freezer in the corner of his house…

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