The crowdfunder to hire a hitman remained online for five months – yet the fundraising platform avoided sanctions.
Coronavirus has devastated incomes as well as cutting lives short, leaving grieving families desperate over costs.
The 9-year-old's family has asked for the donations to go instead to organisations that help Indigenous youth and people with dwarfism.
“He is very brave," said an organiser of the crowd-funding campaign that aims to cover the boy's medical costs.
The charity was forced to defend itself against the Mail on Sunday's criticism of its work saving children's lives outside the UK.
Tom Ballard was climbing Nanga Parbat with Italian Daniele Nardi when he was last heard from a week ago.
"He’s been dealt some shitty cards – let’s deal him some good ones."
A crowdfunding campaign for the boy has reached £40,000.
Not everyone agrees with his decision to do so.
"We did it. Zac’s off to start his treatment." ❤️