Friday 26 December 2008

Chinese Girl Has Basketball For A Body

Qian Hongyan, who was forced to use half a basketball as her prosthetic body, has inspired millions recently with her ambition to compete as a swimmer in the 2012 Paralympics in London.

The 10 year-old was injured in an auto accident when she was only 3 years old. To insure her survival, the doctors were forced to amputate her legs. Qian's family, living in Zhuangxia, China, was unable to afford modern prosthetics and instead gave her a basketball to get around on. Once on the ball she uses two wooden props to help her move around.

(via eScene)

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