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Girl fulfills embroidery dream despite paralysis


10:26, October 13, 2011

Unable to move her legs, Dong Jingyi has to brush her teeth in bed everyday at her home in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning province. (Photo/Xinhua)

Dong Jingyi, 24, has suffered from neurological myelitis for the past 7 years. She cannot stand up because she is paralyzed below her thoracic vertebra.

At first, Dong couldn't help crying, and even thought about committing suicide. Her parents also went through a period of enormous grief.

However, Dong soon found hope. She met an embroidery teacher Qiao Xinmin by chance. With her help, Dong started embroidering. The work makes her hands more flexible and her mind more optimistic. After much pain and hardship, she can now embroider delicate pictures.

Though no obvious cure for her condition is available, she keeps encouraging her parents,
"The greatest happiness is for the family to be together". "Embroidery can prevent my muscles from atrophy.

I will persist in embroidering and treating. It brings me hope," she said with a smile.


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amuzapavel at 2011-10-1558.51.91.*
so touching story. i can understand her, her grief and emptiness in her mind and heart. But thank God and her parents, and friends that Dong Jingyi hasn"t lost hope. everything will be ok, only fight, fight the desease every day, and never lose your hope!
PD User at 2011-10-13220.178.150.*
you are the best boy!!!

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