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Offline Andrew K Fletcher

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« on: 14/03/2008 21:29:34 »


 

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« Reply #1 on: 14/03/2008 22:11:52 »
Where is the photo from? Isn't there a write-up to go with it?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 19/03/2008 09:39:07 »
http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=56500&in_page_id=2

Miracle man walks again
Monday, July 9, 2007
He survived against all the odds; now Peng Shulin has astounded doctors by learning to walk again.

When his body was cut in two by a lorry in 1995, it was little short of a medical miracle that he lived.



Peng Shulin, wearing new trainers, works on learning to walk again
It took a team of more than 20 doctors to save his life.

Skin was grafted from his head to seal his torso but the legless Mr Peng was left only 78cm (2ft 6in) tall.

Bedridden for years, doctors in China had little hope that he would ever be able to live anything like a normal life agan.



The bionic legs mimic the way Peng's limbs would have worked
But recently, he began exercising his arms, building up the strength to carry out everyday chores such as washing his face and brushing his teeth.

Doctors at the China Rehabilitation Research Centre in Beijing found out about Mr Peng's plight late last year and devised a plan to get him up walking again.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 19/03/2008 18:01:55 »
That is amazing! That's what you call courage & it makes me feel very humble to see people like him.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 20/03/2008 03:51:56 »
That's incredible!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 20/03/2008 08:00:24 »
Wow....!!!!! That is so wonderful!  Absolutely great....what an amazing man and astnishing story!  Incredibe.. I am so glad to see this finally being done.... they have worked for so long... amazing.... Thanks andrew.... that is very good to see....
 

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« Reply #6 on: 21/04/2008 19:11:16 »
Doc Carolyn and Karen

I stood in awe at this man's tenacity for life and for those brilliant engineers and surgeons that enabled this man to walk again. Absolutely fascinating to stumble across this and as Doc says makes a proud man humble.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 21/04/2008 19:27:24 »
wow thats amazing, technology now is so advance, how do the legs work? do they respond to the muscles in his body? im just curious if anyone knows
 

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