Thursday, December 6, 2007

abnormal, not disabled

Wang Fang is a 27-year-old mother and waitress who lives in Chongquing, China.

Recently, Ms. Fang refused to take a disability pension because she says she is not disabled.

Ms. Fang was born with feet that point backwards. As odd as that is, she doesn't let it get in her way. She leads a normal life.

"I can run faster than most of my friends and have a regular job as a waitress in the family restaurant. There is no reason to class me as disabled." she said. Her family and friends agree that she can run faster than anyone she knows.

"I can walk as well as anyone else, and even run faster than them. I'm like everyone else - except of course that I put my shoes on backwards." she adds.

I really admire her. (But how does she live with a name like Wang Fang?)

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