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Boy, 2, with genetic disorder dies after his dad stole medicine money


A toddler who suffered from a neuromuscular disorder died last week in Brazil after his father allegedly stole the cash raised for his treatment and spent it on wild parties Two-year-old João Miguel Alves passed away October 17 following a lengthy battle with Spinal Muscular Atrophy [AME] His father, Mateus Henrique Leroy Alves, 37, was arrested July 22, a week after his wife reported him to the police   He was found at a luxury hotel where he had been staying at for almost two months having spent $150,000 on designer clothes, watches, drugs, hookers and booze, local media reports  Doctors diagnosed João Miguel with AME as a seven-month-old baby.Mateus and his wife, Karine Rodrigues, took to social media in 2018 to raise money for their sick son’s treatment   Each dose of the drug Spinraza cost $90,500 and works to prevent the disease from advancing Two-year-old João Miguel Alves (right) passed away October 17  at his home in Brazil following a lengthy battle with Spinal Muscular Atrophy  His father, Mateus Henrique Leroy Alves (left) abandoned him, his mother and older brother in May and allegedly spent $148,000 of his son’s treatment money on hookers, liquor, parties, drugs and hotels João Miguel Alves was just seven-months-old when doctors in Brazil diagnosed him Spinal Muscular Atrophy Mateus Henrique Leroy Alves (left) pictured with his wife Karine Rodrigues (second from left), João Miguel (second from right) and his 10-year-old son  Mateus Henrique Leroy Alves was arrested July 22 after his wife went to cops and told them that her husband had made a large withdrawal from the $248,000 the family had raised for their sick son’s medical treatment RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Horrifying moment a drunk man rams his car into crowd of Terrifying moment several women pray and a man takes a big. Share this article Share It took the family almost a year to raise $248,00, some of which was gathered thanks to a marathon held in Conselheiro Lafaiete, the family’s hometown in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais By May, Mateus already was planning on how ditch his wife of 13 years, his ill toddler and the couple’s 10-year-old son, according to Brazilian outlet Pleno He told his Rodrigues that he was leaving for Belo Horizante to undergo training for a security guard job and only returned twice to visit The money the family raised was deposited into four accounts, two of which were managed by Rodrigues and two under Mateus’ name João Miguel fell sick last week and died at his home. The two-year-old Brazilian boy was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy A doctor treats João Miguel at a local hospital in Brazil The government had to step in after it found that his father stole the money that the family had raised for his medical treatment He received the first dose of Spinraza, which cost $90,500, in AugustRodrigues became suspicious after she noticed numerous large withdrawals and bank transfers The concerned mother went to the police July 8 to file a report before Mateus was apprehended at a beachfront hotel in the northeastern city of Salvador At the time of his arrest, Mateus told the police that he was the victim of an extortion scheme It took João Miguel until August to receive the first dose of Spinraza after the government agreed to cover the cost of the child’s first three treatments João Miguel unexpectedly died at his home last week. João Miguel (pictured) was abandoned by his father, Mateus Henrique Leroy Alves, five months before he died

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