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.
Its horrible that we live in a world where this is happening
[switches to android]
My social life is sad.
senior pics 2011
when the person you like starts dating someone else
I can see that you wanted me cold
You’re so bold while you’re watching me moan
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO IMPECCABLETASTEINMUSIC??!?!?!!!?!
it’s fine, I’m just having a minor meltdown
Okay I can’t believe I’m blogging from my ratchet ass 1D blog but this is real this is me. Long story short, I did not randomly decide to delete my music blog. Tumblr deleted it on July 12, 2014 for copyright infringement purposes. I’ve emailed them but haven’t gotten any response yet. I’m not losing hope because I know how much that blog meant to me and to some of y’all. Just know that it was never my decision to delete and that it was out of my hands. Who knows though? Maybe I’ll come back in another shape or form. My laptop still isn’t fucking fixed yet so that’s another matter I have to attend to. But just know I love you guys for supporting me and I’m so sorry for what happened, even though it was no one’s fault.
xoxo gossip girl aka impeccabletasteinmusic aka paulo (my real name which i never told you guys because i wanted to be a mysterious blogger and shit but i done fucked up and so did not end up like dan humphrey)
ps - my 8tracks, spotify, and soundcloud accounts are still active though so if you wanna keep up with me there for now, feel free to do so. they’re all under impeccabletasteinmusic.
pps - don’t follow this blog. i won’t be uploading music here. no really i won’t. not a trick or anything. unless you want your blogs spammed by one direction and niall pics, i suggest avoiding this blog.
Again, I love you guys so much and thank you for everything. Hopefully, we see each other again soon and I hope I improved your music tastes in one way or another.