Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Qian Hongyan was called a lost cause by medics after she was brutally mowed down by a trucker and had her whole body below the waste amputated.
Qian was just four when the accident occurred and doctors said it was a miracle she survived both the accident and the surgery.
Her mother Zhou Huan-ping said: "The image of my little girl disappearing under those huge wheels that were taller than she was will haunt me for the rest of my life.
"I saw her at the last second but was on the other side of the street and I was powerless to do anything to stop it."
Quan spent two years being completely immobile as she didn’t have enough body to sit up in a wheelchair.
Doctors said the only option was extensive surgery to fit her with prosthetic legs, but this would have cost cost hundreds of thousands of dollars which was impossible for Qian’s parents to afford.
After two years in hospital she was discharged at age six.
She was 18 inches tall after doctors removed her lower ribs, legs and hip joints, leaving her with just a pointed stump.
It was Qian’s grandfather who came up with the idea to fit the bottom of a basketball to her stump which would give her some mobility.