Sunday, June 8, 2008

Inspiring Ballet - She, without an arm, He, without a leg

Ma Li was a beautiful promising professional ballerina when she lost her right arm in a car accident in 1996. She was only 19.
Zhai, Xiaowei was being trained to be a cyclist for the national special olympics. He had never danced before he met Ma Li. He climbed on a tractor when he was 4 years old and fell off it and lost his left leg.
In April 2007, they were one of the finalists among 7000 competitors in the 4th CCTV national dance competition. It is the first time a handicapped couple ever entered the competition. They won the Silver medal with the 99.17 high score and not to mention the highest audience popular votes.
To know more about them, go to

Thanks to Irene for sending me the video.

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