A STORY OF SURVIVAL AND INNOVATION

Every day we see and hear stories about survivals, about normal people living extraordinary lives, showing extraordinary faith, striving, surviving even in the mist of adversities and today we will meet another of such people. Meet Sun Jifa a man who accidentally lost both of his hands. Sun Jifa, a Chinese farmer who lost both his arms after a homemade bomb exploded prematurely, built his own functional prosthetic limbs after he couldn’t afford to buy the one offerd by the hospital.

A few years back, 51-year-old Sun Jifa, from Guanmashan, Jilin province, northern China, was working on explosives designed for blast fishing when a bomb blew up prematurely leaving him without both his arms. He was taken to the hospital and treated, but when doctors proposed he wear a pair of prosthetics designed to make his everyday life easier, Sun realized he just couldn’t afford them. At the same time he knew he needed both his arms in order to work on the farm and provide for  his family. That’s when he decided to build his own artificial arms out of scrap metal. After eight years of planning and several prototypes, He finally has a pair of functional arms.


Now talk about Iron Man!!!

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