Sunday, July 15, 2012

HALF MAN -The Story of Peng Shuilin

In life we keep complaining about what is orwhy we don’t have.
Half the time we seem dissatisfied, though full-
bodied and free to choose. Fat people say,”I want
to be slim.” Skinny people say,”I want to be fatter.”
Poor people want to be rich and rich are never satisfied with what they have.PENG Shuilin is
78cms high. He was born in Hunan Province, China.
In 1995, in Shenzhen, a freight truck sliced his
body in half. His lower body and legs were beyond
repairSurgeons sewed up his torso. Peng Shuilin,
37, spent nearly two years in hospital in Shenzhen, southern China, undergoing a series of operations
to re-route nearly every major organ or system
inside his body. Peng kept exercising his arms,
building up strength, washing his face and
brushing his teeth. He Survived against all odds.
Now Peng Shulin has astounded doctors by learning to walk again after a decade.Consider ing
Peng’s plight, doctors at the China Rehabilitation
Research Centre in Beijing devised an ingenious
way to allow him to walk on his own, creating a
sophisticated egg cup-like casing to hold his body,
with two bionic legs attached. It took careful consideration, skilled meaasurement and technical
expertize. Peng has been walking the corridors of
Beijing Rehabilitation Centre with the aid of his
specially adapted legs and a resized walkingframe.
RGO is a recipicating gait orthosis, attached to a
prosthetic socket bucket. There is a cable attached to both legs so when one goes forward, the other
goes backwards. Rock to the side, add a bit of a
twist and the leg without the weight on it
advances, while the other one stays still, giving a
highly efficient way of ambulation. Oh so satisfying
to ‘walk’ again after ten years with half a body! Hospital vice-president Lin Liu said: “We’ve just
given him a checkup; he is fitter than most men his
age.” Peng Shuilin has opened his own bargain
supermarket, called the Half Man-Half Price Store.
The inspirational 37-year-old has become a
businessman and is used as a role model for other amputees. At just 2ft 7ins tall, he moves around in
a wheelchair giving lectures on recovery from
disability. His attitude is amazing, he doesn’t
complain. “He had good care, but his secret is
cheerfulness. Nothing ever gets him down.”
SHARE IT for his determination.G reat inspiration.

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