China Denies Aid to ‘Ice Boy’ After Most Public Donations to Him Confiscated

The father of China’s “Ice Boy” Wang Fuman, a then-eight year old photographed with a head covered by icicles after an hour-long walk along a frigid mountain path to get to school, said on Thursday his family has been denied public assistance despite the viral sensation caused by the photo, while most of the donations sent by concerned Chinese citizens were confiscated and given to other children.

This photo taken on January 11, 2018 shows Wang Fuman, also known as "Frost Boy", in Ludian in China's southwestern Yunnan province. A viral photo of a Chinese boy whose hair is encrusted with ice after his hour-long walk to school in freezing temperatures has stirred debate about the impact …