Monday, December 22, 2008
Qian Hongyan was in a car accident when she was just 3 years old, and as a result, she had both of her legs amputated.
Her family was unable to provide real prosthetics, and as a result, she was put into a basketball, which she then hopped around in like a human Weeble.
Despite her disability, this young Chinese girl has dreams of participating in the 2012 Paralympics in London. No, not in the basketball event, but in swimming.
She swims 2000 meters every day in training in order to prepare to achieve her dream of swimming for Team China.
It's pretty remarkable what she can do in the pool, but also what she can do with a basketball. She's had far more success with it than the Oklahoma City Thunder have this season.
Chinese Girl Has Basketball for a Body [Weird Asia News]