Thieves Steal PlayStation 4 From Children's Cancer Ward

As if the world was not bleak enough already, thieves stole a Playstation 4 from a children’s cancer ward in New Zealand’s Wellington Hospital over the weekend.


According to New Zealand paper The Dominion Post, hospital staff confirmed that the PS4 disappeared over the weekend after it was removed from the table it was bolted to. About 15 patients used the game console while in the ward for treatment, including nine-year-old Angus Little, who played Minecraft during his weekly chemotherapy sessions for an inoperable brain tumor. The PS4 was received as a donation.

“I’m angry, and pretty annoyed because it was a good distraction for me, and other kids too,” Angus told The Dominion Post. “They took the game too, so the mansion I built on Minecraft is gone.”


“I believe it’s not the first time this has happened, hence why it was bolted to the table,” said Angus’s mother. “It defies belief that somebody would walk into a cancer ward, unbolt it from a table, and deprive sick kids.”

While you ponder what kind of human monster would steal from a children’s cancer ward, Angus and his mom are trying to raise enough funds to replace the console and game on his Facebook page. New Zealanders can also make a donation to the hospital through the Wellington Hospitals Fund.

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