Miracle Man Walks Again

He survived against all the odds; now Peng Shulin has astounded doctors by learning to walk again.When his body was cut in two by a lorry in 1995, it was little short of a Medical miracle that he lived. It took a team of nearly 20 doctors to save his life.


Skin was grafted from his head to seal his torso – but the legless Mr Peng was left only 78cm (2ft 6in) tall. Bedridden for years, doctors in China had little hope that he would ever be able to live anything like a normal life again.

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But recently, he began exercising his arms, building up the strength to carry out everyday chores such as washing his face and brushing his teeth. Doctors at the China Rehabilitation Research Centre in Beijing found out about Mr Peng’s plight late last year and devised a plan to get him up walking again.

They came up with an ingenious way to allow him to walk on his own, creating a sophisticated egg cup-like casing to hold his body with two bionic legs attached to it. He has been taking his first steps around the center with the aid of his specially adapted legs and a resized walking frame. Mr Peng, who has to learn how to walk again, is said to be delighted with the device.

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Source Original post was published on 9 July 2007 at metro.co.uk

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55 Responses

  1. sir jorge says:

    Eh…not impressed.

  2. Jon says:

    wow, that’s courage and determination!

  3. YC says:

    What about his organs below the waist? Amazing.

  4. Zach says:

    Wow good for this guy. Must feel amazing to be able to get around somewhat on your own again. Go man GO!

  5. Dody Mitchell says:

    How does he go? I mean to the toilet? Amazing really. Completely amazing.

  6. Ryan says:

    Amazing, sheer self confidence

  7. Na Zi says:

    Admire the pictures

  8. tanuj says:

    will power???

  9. Dan says:

    I’d have gone for wheels myself.

  10. WEST says:

    how does he (not to sound smartass) but like how does he go to the washroom?

  11. Keith Taylor says:

    This fills me with emotion read my own Bio here http://www.youtube.com/keithanthony0169!

    Like Peng Shulin I achieved the impossible and learned how to walk again but although I was paralysed by a head injury I still had my arms and legs in one piece!

    Which just shows there is always someone worse off even than I!


  12. sean says:

    God bless him.

  13. realist says:

    Why doesn’t he just kill himself? This guy is never getting laid again. Jesus christ.

  14. PENIX says:

    I think we’re all thinking the exact same thing:

    His waddle walk combined with a pin stripe suit and hat would make him look like a tiny gangster.

  15. :) says:

    “it was little short of a Medical miracle that he lived”

  16. Iwan says:

    Wow. Amazing determination. He looks thrilled to be mobile again.

    But wouldn’t he better off in a motorized wheelchair? A chair would probably work better that “bionic” legs.

  17. Amazing courage, strong perseverance and most possibly a positive attitude towards life which enable Mr Peng to literally put his best foot forward.

  18. Bunny says:

    WEST: well it’s obvious, he goes to the washroom by walking there with his new legs. But the question is, can he do anything when he gets there? And does that plastic trap door open to give access to a colobag?

  19. jimbo says:

    so… how does it work?

  20. Tyler Corlen says:

    is live without legs really worth living?

  21. tom says:

    I’m sure hes perfectly capable of going to the toilet, how he does it I don’t know but it still a necessary process his body will go through. The person who suggested he kill himself might find it wise to follow his own advice, god knows the world has enough idiots in it already. I know I’d rather have Shulin around than that douche.

  22. slamdance says:

    sir jorge – lame comment – how impressive are you?

    Tyler Corlen – you would be surprised.

    I would love to see a big tech company step in, couldn’t he be placed on the legs of that toyota robot?

    Tom – here here.

  23. Tyler says:

    I agree with slamdance, a company could step in and build the guy a robotic lower half.

  24. rona says:

    I think he is a model for Adidas shoes, isn’t it?

  25. psychomasterLance says:

    I believe that this man is fourtunate to live after his near fatal accident….

    but I believe that the department of surgury and medicine could do a better job than a pathetic egg shaped cup.. I mean why cant we give him a new set of legs!! ever thought of that hrrmm a new perspective!?

  26. sam says:

    @sir jorge: What are you, retarded? I bet you sit and watch youtube all day, getting your yucks off of Chris Crocker and the like.

    The fact that you’re unimpressed with a simply astonishing medical miracle only serves to prove your ignorance.

    Go back to youtube, I don’t think you’re smart enough to be here.

  27. Mark says:

    God bless him. may he have the strength to walk.

  28. davy says:

    God bless you man, have a wonderful life in his name.

  29. AsidXxx says:

    Hats off to Mr.Peng Shulin!! Truly remarkable. God bless him…

  30. stan chee says:

    Add one more – “Persistence”…
    “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.
    Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
    Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
    Education will not;
    the world is full of educated derelicts.
    Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
    – Calvin Coolidge

  31. JB says:


  32. Why must they always go back to legs??

    A tank bottom would be cooler! Then you could add more horsepower and maybe that Nasa probe bottom for emergencies.

    Common, legs?

  33. Brett says:

    WOW, and I complained for months after fracturing my ankle. Puts things in perspective…when you think you have it bad, there is ALWAYS, at least a billion people out there that have it worse than you. Although, this guys doesn’t seem to be complaining.

  34. Keith Taylor says:

    Supplementary to my comment at number 12 and in answer to all the dick wads that ask such degrading bathroom questions instead of having nothing but admiration!

    Ask instead how do you face the day and I am sure he will tell you something that will carry you successfully through any circumstances!

    Peng Shulin by his determination is literally saving lives because of the medical advances that have been made through him, and the inspiration he gives to others that may be in any number of circumstances where strength and character sometimes is found, unexpected and unannounced, from the strangest places!

    If you know anybody that needs courage or is suicidal show them Peng Shulin and tell them to think again!

    I don’t have a TV so I wont see it but I hope that Peng Shulin gets a lot of TV air time so that his courage will touch and support those about the World who need it!


  35. nemo says:

    you sick assholes don’t have anything better to say? If you can’t do this man any good, at least shut your traps! bunch of heartless idiots!

  36. jasmine says:

    is that possible ,thats great work.
    thanks for sharing such information

  37. Don says:

    May god give him strength and courage. This leaves me ashamed. Great man

  38. Jack Weber says:

    Sir jorge

    I’d like to see you in the same situation… you sound like a real idiot!


    You’re just a moron!


    Get a life!

  39. Matt says:

    Wow-Dewey Cox’s brother and father gave up too soon!

    Walk Hard bro’!

  40. cj says:

    May god give him strength and courage. This leaves me ashamed. Great man

  41. grace (ghe') says:

    God is a great! Give Him praise.
    God loves this man!

    Completely amazing!!!
    Wow.. My Lord is alive!

  42. Tang Li Zhu ^_^ says:

    Two thumbs up Mr. Pheng Su Lin!
    You brave to live although its very hard for you..
    Look from your condition,
    I am sure you have an amazing family who is fully support you with all their love,
    And I think cause their love you choose to still alive for them..
    Your spirit will give other an inspiration to face this life better.
    May you always be happy!
    God Bless You..

  43. glenn says:

    that’s a crazy story. i think most ppl would have just given up.

  44. BonnieT says:

    Those who are ignorant enough to make smart comments obviously are very insecure. Some people are grateful for what they have…and if those people who make the stupid comments had a brain…I’D be grateful.
    God bless this determined man, and those who have helped him.

  45. Alex Beevers says:

    May he continue to be blessed by God, and may he be looked upon always.

  46. syed waqas athar says:

    its all blessed by “ALLAH ALMIGHTY” he will done what ever he wants…

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