Wednesday, 04. March 2015
20. 05. 14. - 16:45
A young Chinese man who has only days to live after being diagnosed with liver cancer has spent the money he saved up for his funeral on staging the service in advance of his death.
Lin Fuxi, 28, came up with the idea after saying to pals that it was a shame to spend so much money having everybody that meant something to him come to visit him after he was dead.
So instead he hired the funeral parlour in advance, and sent out pre-death funeral invitations to more than 200 friends and family and work colleagues.
He said: "I have to say it was an enormously moving experience and I don't regret it a bit. Seeing all the people that meant so much to me during my life have made me realise how happy I have been and how lucky to have been here, and when it comes that I have to leave the world, it will be much easier because I know I made the most of my time."
He said it was wonderful to know that he meant so much to so many people and that he had also had the chance to see them one more time before dying.
He added: "I am told I don't have much longer but I did have a video made and every time I watch it it brings back wonderful memories of the people and why they mean so much to me."
In the meanwhile he has arranged for his funeral cost to be covered by medical officials after he signed over his body to the hospital where he has been treated in Guiyang city in southwest China's Guizhou province.
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