i have to be funny because being hot is not an option
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.
#he doesn’t let himself break down #his mouth wobbles, but he grits his teeth #he flips the faceplate down #he shuts up #he suits up #he gets up #and he keeps going #because he’s stubborn and he’s tony stark and he’s been captive for three months #but he keeps that with him for the rest of his life #don’t waste it- don’t waste your life- #it loops over and over in his head in the middle of meetings #when he’s staring down the barrel of a gun or the neck of a bottle #because so many people have died for him #Yinsen wasn’t the first and he’s not the last #and he owes them all #he owes them with his blood and air and soul #so he shuts up #he suits up #and he keeps going
Headcanon that after the battle of Hogwarts, George dyes his hair an outrageous colour, and at first Molly is mad, but then she hears George whisper “I kept thinking it was him in the mirror”.
EVERYTIME I SEE THIS POST I’M AFRAID TO SCROLL TO THE END OF IT BECAUSE I ALWAYS THINK BETTY WHITE HAS DIED
Betty White, last of the jedi.
WHO DID THIS
"what would you do if you won the lottery?"
this is the most beautiful and amazing thing i have ever read in my entire life and it makes me so so happy
Effie Trinket: a transformation
did they just
yes, they did
It gets funnier every time.
I loved every single thing about this…
i was taking pictures of the new puppy
when i look out the window to see the older dog just
Trigger warning: Breakfast
reasons why we don’t make fun of seemingly odd triggers
"what do you want to do with your life?"
i aM FUCKING HOWLING WITH LAUGHTER
"at my school the cop from DARE passed around 3 joints to show everyone and he said "if i dont get all three of these back this schools getting locked down and everyones getting searched till i find it.." and like 30 minutes later when everyone got to see ‘em and they got passed back the cop had 4"