We have a habit of whining in our daily lives. We never seem to be pleased with the things we have in life. "I want to be skinny," fat people say, "I want to be fat," slim people say. Poor people aspire to be wealthy, and wealthy people are never satisfied with their status. Everywhere we go, we're whining. Can you image how a man would want to live if he didn't have any legs or bums at all?
PENG Shuilin stands 78cm tall. He was born in the Chinese province of Hunan, and his corpse was split in half by a freight vehicle in Shenzhen in 1995. He made it out alive. His lower half, though, was beyond repair. His torso was stitched up by surgeons. To fill any holes, the skin was taken from his head. Peng Shulin has stunned doctors by relearning to walk after surviving against all odds.
Late last year, doctors at the China Rehabilitation Research Centre in Beijing learned of Mr. Peng's difficulty and scheduled a plan to get him up and walking again. They formulated 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 to it. With the help of his specially adapted legs and a smaller walking frame, he has begun taking his first steps about the center.
"We just gave him a check-up and he is fitter than most guys his age," hospital vice president Lin Liu said. "He is incredible and the only person in the world to survive having so much of his body amputated. "He had superb care, but his secret is his cheerfulness - nothing ever gets him down."
Peng Shuilin founded the Half Man-Half Price Store, a discount supermarket. The inspiring 37-year-old is now a successful businessman who serves as a role model for other amputees.