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Miracle life of a man with half a body

People's Daily Online)  10:10, April 15, 2013  

Peng Shuilin wears "special equipment" to protect his body. (Xinhua/ Li Ga)

Edited and translated by Wang Xin, People's Daily Online.

Food stalls begin to open in a night market of Changshang as night falls. A man seating on a wheelchair is frying Tofu in his stall, and his wife is busy with packing fired tofu for customers. The stall is named "The man with half a body's convenience store". "The man with half a body" is the shop owner seating on the wheelchair.

Peng Shuilin, 55, became an amputee after a terrible car accident in 1995. After his body was cut half by a truck, he survived miraculously. He is 70 centimeters tall now. Despite dramatic change in his life, the extraordinary "man with half a body" surprised society with his strong determination to move on.

With local government's supports, he has opened a convenience store in 2007; in recent years, his new business project - the brand "The man with half a body - Peng Shuilin home-made Tofu" became popular among local residents.

He is confident of the quality of his home-made tofu, and hopes to open chain stores throughout commercial districts. He also hopes to attract more disable people to join. To earn his own living and to help others is his dream and also the key to his success.

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(Editor:WangXin、Chen Lidan)


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