20-year-old, Qian Hongyan is known as China’s basketball girl. Her life is one inspirational story which will give you strength to carry on during all of your hard days. Qian Hongyan has no legs. She lost them when she was 4 in a tragic accident when a speeding truck hit her and her legs were amputated. Her poor family could not provide her prosthetic legs and so Qian learnt to live and carry on the way she was.
Qian was given a basketball cut in half to balance her weight.
Her hands became her strength and she did everything with them.
The locals knew her as basketball girl. After her photographs became viral on the Internet, China’s Rehabilitation Centre in Beijing offered Qian free artificial limbs.
She was given larger limbs in 2007 however her family could not afford to pay for her treatments.
Post this, Qian joined disabled swimming club.
Initially, everything was difficult for her but she continued to train and learn and became a successful athlete.
Qian wishes to compete in the para Olympics, one day.
Her success has turned her into a celebrity and is a big inspiration for everyone around the world.
You can watch her beautiful inspirational story below.