sixpenceee:

sixpenceee:

Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China. 

For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment. 

Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles. 

From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.

She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.

SOURCE

I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics. 

(vía therabbitandthefoxunited)


bunsen:

when u make a joke only u and ur friend get

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The reason women are turning you down for casual sex seems to be that, for one thing, a lot of you are calling them sluts afterward. Also, a lot of you aren’t bothering to try to be good in bed.

Terri Conley, professor of psychology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan (link)

HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA THIS IS FANTASTIC

(via canibis)

So fucking relevant

(via shegotherdaddystongueandtemper)

LOVE THIS QUOTE SO MUCH <3

(via thefingerfuckingfemalefury)

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One of my friends doesn’t know how to rage

So I presented him with this scenario:

someone cut you off in traffic while your friend in the passenger seat keeps slapping you across the face while a mosquito buzzes in the car while the gas light goes off while you find a piece of gum stuck to your pant leg while your phone keeps blaring a loud screeching noise while you have an itch in your side while the air conditioning isn’t working while it’s 99 degrees outside and 106 inside your car while your coffee just spilled on you while you’re getting audited by the IRS while your boyfriend just cheated on you with one of your exes while you can’t change the radio and they’ve been playing the same shitty song over and over again (Dark Horse by Katy Perry) and someone keyed your car that morning and your yogurt went bad so you had to eat some fucking year-old granola bar and you just found out you have crabs

it didn’t work

I don’t think he can rage


thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

harcules:

Y’all know I can’t deal with these kind of posts.

OH MY GOD &lt;3 
It is very important that everyone take the time to look at this gif of this dog playing with a group of puppies :D

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

harcules:

Y’all know I can’t deal with these kind of posts.

OH MY GOD <3 

It is very important that everyone take the time to look at this gif of this dog playing with a group of puppies :D


HOLY SHIT I just remembered a dream that I had where I thought I was in a thrift shop but then there was writing on the wall that was like “do you have what it takes to be a scene kid” and I was like the fuck is this then I think I woke up


micdotcom:

For many Muslim Americans, 9/11 was a double punch of tragedy and bigotry

The actions of 19 Islamic extremists on 9/11 left an indelible mark on America. Today, millions pause to commemorate the attacks’ 13th anniversary, to honor the victims and to remember that all life is special and sacred. But there’s an untold story amid the many speeches and moments of silence — one filled with a different kind of pain, grief and strong sense of loss. 

Those stories are now being told on social media

(vía gingersmind)


morganlindsay97:

thisbecjc:

The adorable moment when that’s his real life boyfriend.

OMFG I DID NOT KNOW THAT!! HOLY CRAP 

That’s so cute

-deep inhale-

IT’S NOT THAT FUCKING EASY I KNOW THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A COMEDY BUT FUCKING CHRIST IT IS NOT THAT EASY IF IT WERE I WOULD BE COMPLAINING A LOT LESS

(vía brinaethegiraffe)


denise-huxxtable:

huntingvoldemortinamobilelibrary:

if you don’t think this carries an important message about our society then you are what is wrong with human society today

And this is why when you see a post empowering and uplifting black women, do not invade it with “don’t you mean all women.” No, because this is not the reality of “all women.”

(vía siriuslymeg)


I want to do a rom-com with Melissa McCarthy. I even told her that at an awards show, and she said ‘Yes, Let’s do it!’
Idris Elba, on his dream role, to US Weekly (via camewiththeframe)

(vía lilylunastardust)