27th September 2022 – (Hong Kong) Sheldon, a 5-year-old boy developed stage 4 of the rare disease “neuroblastoma”. Neuroblastoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in neuroblasts (immature nerve tissue) in the adrenal glands, neck, chest, or spinal cord.
Even though he went to Spain for treatment and underwent chemotherapy, radiotherapy and bone marrow extraction, he still could not fully prevent his condition from deteriorating.
Sheldon’s parents subsequently announced his death this evening on social media. He passed away at 8.47am this morning. Sheldon’s condition had deteriorated since July this year. His mother had said at the time that Sheldon suffered from severe pain in his stomach. His parents reluctantly decided to allow doctor to inject him with sedatives that could cause long-term drowsiness, and had prepared for the worst. The doctor has since adjusted the doses of painkillers and sedatives. On 9th of this month, it was discovered that Sheldon had lost consciousness in his lower body.