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Peng Shuilin had half of his body amputated after being run over by a truck. But he never gave up! His recovery has amazed surgeons after almost two years undergoing a series of operations. The vice-president of the hospital where this 37-year old Chinese man has been treated said: “He is amazing and the only person in the world to survive having so much of his body amputated.” He’s doing well now and has opened his own bargain supermarket - called the Half Man-Half Price Store. That’s incredible.

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An inspiring story talks about a Chinese man Peng Shuilin, who had half of his body amputated after being run over by a truck, but was still able to live with it amazingly. Yes, it is a fact!

The Accident

In 1995, a freight truck in Shenzhen sliced Peng Shuilin's body into half and was discovered in two pieces. Since his lower body and legs were beyond repair, Surgeons conducted a series of operations and closed up his bottomless torso. At the age of 37, Peng Shuilin spent nearly two years in a hospital in Shenzhen, southern China, and underwent a series of operations to re-route major organ systems inside his body. Skin from his head was transferred to the underside of his severed body to support and keep his organs alive. Born in Hunan Province, Peng Shuilin, who became only 78cms high, never gave up and kept exercising his arms, building up strength.

Artificial Support

Considering Peng's unfortunate condition, doctors at the China Rehabilitation Research Centre in Beijing devised an artificial means to allow him walk on his own. They attached a special egg cup-like casing to hold his body that helps him walk again with the two bionic legs attached to it. After spending ten years with half body, Peng was able to walk again with the mobility aids, which help him handle his everyday activities like normal people. In the video shown starting at timeframe 9:47, you can watch a brief report of the accident and Peng's routine in hospital.

The perseverance and fight for life Peng Shuilin demonstrated is worth appreciating. As mentioned in the message, the vice-president of the hospital in Shenzhen, Lin Liu said Peng Shuilin is fitter than most men of his age, he's the only person in the world to have survived such body amputation, and that his secret is his cheerfulness that won't let him down. Peng not only recovered well, he also set up his own bargain supermarket - called the Half Man-Half Price Store.

The people who keep complaining about the worldly things they have or do not have do have a thing or two to learn from Peng.

References:

Half Man - A True lesson
'Half man' learns to walk in China
Half The Body,But All Of The Spirit

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