Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.
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The Blind Man and Double Amputee Who Planted 10,000 Trees

The Blind Man and Double Amputee Who Planted 10,000 Trees

Oct 26, 2017-- Two friends from Northern China are not letting their handicaps hold them back. Jia Wenqi, a double amputee, and Jia Haixa, who is completely blind, have been working together to plant trees along a riverbank in Yeli Village, planting an astounding 10,000 trees over the last decade. Finding it difficult to gain employment, the pair approached the local government with their idea. They hope that their efforts will pay off for generations to come. They each use their unique skills and capabilities to achieve their mission, at times carrying each other across the river and using their feet to hold and pass objects. "I am his hands. He is my eyes," says Haixa. Read on to learn more about the incredible work of this fearless duo. (13875 reads)


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