Published: Aug 07, 2011 4:29 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 09, 2011 6:14 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A teenager dies in China and now his mother says the country is charging her $20,000 to get his body back - money she doesn't have.

Paula Kemp's 19 year old son, Tylar Dobbins, died in China last week. Doctors say he had a bacterial infection that entered his blood stream - that later caused him to go into septic shock and resulted in cardiac arrest.

A family friend says Dobbins went from being ill to dead in the same day - with doctors refusing to treat him until they got paid.

"He's sitting in front of them throwing up blood, and they wouldn't touch him," said Kemp.

The mother says Chineese forwarders, companies that make arrangements to send bodies overseas, are not budging from the steep price.

"I cannot bring ashes to my grandfather. I need to say goodbye to him and touch him," cried Kemp.

The family is in the process of arranging 2 fundraiser to help raise funds.

One is set for August 14, Tylar's 20th birthday - details are still in the works.

The other is on Sunday, August 21 at Friendship Lanes in Cape Coral.

The family has also set up the "Tylar Dobbins Memorial Fund" at Wells Fargo Bank.