But then the money ran out. And Hu could no longer afford those hospital visits.
So left with what he deemed no choice, Hu put together a homemade dialysis machine.
And his self-crafted dialysis has kept him alive for the past thirteen years!
Mail Online has plenty on the story of Hu Songwen, including a bunch more pictures and the technical details of how his machine works.
Gotta love ingenuity and initiative like that. Whenever I find a story like this, it renews my hope in humanity. Here's wishing Hu all the best in a long and prosperous life :-)