Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China.
For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment.
Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles.
From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.
She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.
I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics.
do u ever go to unfollow someone but then u see some rly good posts and u just kind of
you can stay
what i want from cap 3 is sam and steve busting their asses going across the world looking for bucky and endangering their lives every 20 minutes and it cuts to bucky who is still safely in new york eating frozen yogurt
that’s a steep price for what’s been done
#for a pretty absurd script and an essentially silly plot these movies hint at a lot of really intense shit #i think a lot of people couldn’t get past the squid guy and giant tentacles #literally don’t talk to me about will i’ll get super emotional #it wasn’t that he was willing to die for the people he loved (and even total strangers) it’s that #he was willing to completely drag his reputation through the mud for them #will turner was utterly unafraid of the unknown i mean he fucked up so much and got screwed over so many times but it never derailed him #his dad left him high and dry and instead of being snide about it he does the exact opposite #he could’ve left elizabeth or whined about it but instead he basically keeps to himself and waits for her #and in the end he got screwed over too but he did what he set out to do and the two people he loved were safe and it was enough [x]
*puts my ipod on shuffle and skips every song until i get one i was hoping for*
having to use your own art as reference cause you forgot how to draw
having to go back to reread previous chapters of your own story as a reference because you forgot how to write
I DIDN’T MEAN IT
Science has proven that:
- Humans have auras
- Humans have organs that sense energy
- We inherit memories from our anscestors
- Meditation repairs telomeres in DNA, which slows the process of aging.
- Compassion extends life
- Love is more than just an emotion
- Billions of other universes exist
- Meditation speeds healing
1. Pour out how much you think you need.
the desolation of smaug: a summary
Literally my math teacher abandoned today’s lesson because some kid brought his kitten to school i don’t even know