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the-goddamazon:

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. 

This is so important.

(via animenerd94)

gordoananke:

midnightthunders:

So… I was giving some jelly to my cat

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My phone started ringing. Forgetting that I was holding the spoon I took the phone.

I never heard the spoon hitting the floor…

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they are evolving

(via thegirlwhosnotpossible)

k-lionheart:

tittily:

cant get authentic italian cuisine like this anymore

i don’t even know where to start with this post

k-lionheart:

tittily:

cant get authentic italian cuisine like this anymore

i don’t even know where to start with this post

(Source: les-memorables, via adore-castiel)

gonzozeppeli:

Just like grammar used to make

gonzozeppeli:

Just like grammar used to make

(Source: trexjose, via adore-castiel)

darklittlefaun:

selinakyle-wayne:

this cat is chubby halloween

THIS CAT HAS THE EYES OF SAURON

KIITTY TONGE KITTY TONEUG KTTY TONGUE

THIS KITTY IS SAURON.

"YOU FOOLTH"

I reblog this cat every year around Halloween time. I am ready.

(Source: geniuscat, via adore-castiel)

thefanspov:

thealchemicfox:

Hey Hiccup, Do You Want To Build a Snowman? by TheAlchemicFox

Rotg/HTTYD/Frozen crossover CMV!

Hiccup locks himself away after he loses his leg in the final battle. Jack just wants him to come out and have some fun.

(Can be HiJack or just friendship)

Today’s #MusicMonday’s Video from Tumblr.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trivia Click gifs for more trivia in captions

(Source: avengetheangels, via adore-castiel)

maroders:

sexual orientation: list of upcoming marvel studio films 

(via adore-castiel)

wallflo-er:

tbh i just need a hug

(via encourage)

taiikawaii:

trilliansthoughts:

This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.
As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.

if you don’t think this is fucking rad then get out of my face

taiikawaii:

trilliansthoughts:

This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.

The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.

As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.

if you don’t think this is fucking rad then get out of my face

(via secretlyspiderman)

eosthetic:

always say thank you to the bus driver and the crossing guard and the cashier and the person holding the door for you this is crucial

(via saladinthetardis)

zygarcle:

 

songofages:

This was ad-libbed by the voice actor, Craig Ferguson and they chose to keep it in because they loved it. Kids won’t get it but adults will be thinking “did he just imply what I think he implied?”

And later the director confirmed it.

DeBlois revealed that, the reason Gobber never got married, is because he is homosexual. This makes him the first homosexual character of the franchise, and even DreamWorks itself.

(Source: starrdork, via pride)