Wednesday, December 24, 2008
She bounces around on the basketball that replaces her lower part of the body, but that doesn't stop her from competing in the 2012 Paralympics in London.
The 10 year-old was injured trajically 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 used a half a basketball to get around on. Once on the ball she uses two wooden props to help her move around.
More about her - here (w/ pictures, video, and links)