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Son's 100-day walk realizes handicapped mother's dream


13:07, October 20, 2012

XISHUANGBANNA, Yunnan, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- A young man who recently completed a 100-day journey pushing his wheelchair-bound mother to the holiday destination of her dreams has been lauded online.

Fan Meng, 26, travelled on foot with Kou Minjun all the way from Beijing to Xishuangbanna, in southwest China's Yunnan Province. Upon arrival on Thursday, they were warmly welcomed by local residents' ethnic dances and songs.

The 3,500-km slog allowed Kou, who suffered infantile paralysis and has not left Beijing for many years, to realize a long-held ambition of visiting the beautiful Xishuangbanna.

Along the way, Fan kept a blog, which was avidly followed by netizens.

Fan's mother got divorced 10 years ago. She has since been living with her only son, relying on a combination of government subsidies and the aid of relatives to get by.

Kou said she knew Xishuangbanna through TV programs and newspapers, but added, "Without my son, I was afraid I would never have made it here."

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