Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

This ‘Basketball Girl’ Just Proved That Impossible Is Nothing, And She’s Rocking Her New Legs.

At one point in her life, looking at Qian Hongyan was heartbreaking. At only three years old, she lost her legs in a terrible accident. She was forced to survive and move with locally made prosthetics, as well as using a basketball to cover and protect the lower half of her torso. She used bushes and grass to help her get around, despite the fact that movement in general was extraordinarily difficult.

But because Qian was so determined, she was able to change her life forever. Find out more about this incredible young woman's story below.

This is how she used to sit and prop herself up, using the help of a basketball.

This is how she used to sit and prop herself up, using the help of a basketball.

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She walked on her hands using these tools.

She walked on her hands using these tools.

Chen Yawei/Reuters

Now, experts from China Rehabilitation Research Center have come to Qian’s home to help her for rehabilitative treatment

Now, experts from China Rehabilitation Research Center have come to Qian’s home to help her for rehabilitative treatment

Jason Lee/Reuters

Here they are, designing her a pair of prosthetic legs.

Here they are, designing her a pair of prosthetic legs.

Jason Lee/Reuters

Now it's on Qian to learn how to use them.

Now it's on Qian to learn how to use them.

Jason Lee/Reuters

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