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Legless man sculpts a life of dignity

By Sun Chi (Chinadaily.com.cn)

08:35, December 15, 2011

Wang Hui examines a stone sculpture at one of his stores in Yinchuan, the capital city of Ningxia Hui autonomous region on Dec 9.(Photo/Xinhua)

When the door closes, God opens a window. This sentence has encouraged Wang Hui to lead a courageous life with his hands and perseverance.

Wang Hui is a craftsman of stone carving, who lost his legs in an accident at the age of 4. Overcoming despair, he has learned to walk with a chair, completing his primary and middle school education.

With encouragement from his family, Wang started learning to carve stone in 1989 and gradually grasped the skill. He started a sculpture store in 1993 after overcoming a lot of hardships.

With his successful business, Wang established his own family by marrying his wife, a former pharmacy worker, who now helps the family business.

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