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The Inspirational Story Of The Legless Basketball Girl


Qian Hongyan lost her both leg in a horrible car accident when she was only four years old. She belongs to a rural area of China’s southwestern Yunnan province. Due to her family’s financial condition prosthetic legs are dream for her. So Hongyan learned to walk with her hands, using a basketball cut in half to steady her. She locally knows as “BasketballGirl”.

In 2005, she was fitted with artificial legs free of cost, all thanks to Chinese media. After receiving her new leg, she joined country’s first swimming club for disabled. Due to her hard work she mastered this sport. She hopes one day to win a medal for her country in the Paralympic Games.

She is now a celebrity in China and her story receiving attention all over the world. This week, she receives her adult-sized prosthetic limbs at the age of 18.

We’ve compiled some photos of Hongyan’s journey from a legless “Basketball Girl” to a world-class swimmer.

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