A lesson in being positive

Qian Hongyan on basketballQian Hongyan, 8, had her legs amputated after a car accident five years ago and since then has moved on the ball, aided by pushing off wooden blocks.Qian was so good at manoeuvring herself in this unique way she even manages to get to and from school everyday.But now experts reckon she’s ready to get a set of hi-tech false limbs.The operations are expected to cost around £5,500 in total, which is a huge amount of money in China, and it is being paid for by charitable donations.Now doesn’t it seem petty when you bitch about sitting in traffic?Qian Hongyan's new legsLink

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