A story of hope and inspiration, translated…
During his schooling career, his dad accompanied him to school every single day, Wu overcame his own physical handicaps, faced his handicapped with bravery, his story was put into the book, “Flying with Dreams”, he said, “After I’d read, I wanted to cry”.
The first-year student from Jingshan High School, Wu, faced his own physical handicap with bravery, and worked hard in rehabilitation, and finally, he could go up and down the stairs by himself this year, during the time he is in school, his father accompanied him to and from, and, his father was nicknamed, Number 23 of Class 302”, his story was written in the series of new books published by the city government, “Flying with Dreams”, Wu said, “I wanted to cry as I read through it”.
The fifteen-year-old Wu has a smiling face, when his mother was pregnant with him, Wu was wrapped up by his umbilical cord, his legs became bad, the doctor even announced, that “he may not survive”, after fifteen years of never-ending rehabilitations, from relying on his parents, his maternal grandfather, carrying him up and down the stairs, to now, he can “move about freely” with a cane, this, was the result of the hard work of the entire family.
When he was younger and wheelchair bound, he’d asked his parents sadly, “Why are my legs like that?”, his father told him, “You’re beyond lucky, that the umbilical cord wasn’t wrapped around your neck, just your legs, you can still grow up healthy, and be a member of our family”.
The father was nicknamed as “Super Brother” by his classmate, would take his son to and from school, and, every time there’s a field trip at school, he’d also taken time off from work to accompany his son, and, he’d become another “older man” away from the classroom instructor in the class, and, in the three years of his son’s middle school career, he’d become buddies with his son’s classmates, and was given a seating number too.
“He is a great kid, and a pair of great parents,”, the middle school department teacher, Fang from the Jingshan High School said, every afternoon when the class go to the track to exercise, Cheng-Long doesn’t get couped up in the classroom, he’d walked around the field with his cane in hand, to try to engage in the outdoor classes too.
The classmate wrote out, “He’s a legend, a sunny, warm blooded boy who grew up in adverse conditions, he’s a good book, his story is waiting for you, to savor”, as the subtitles.
Wu said, “Facing up to the sun, the shadows are behind you”, is his story, in the company of his family, he could live his life bravely, and see the world in passionate views, and was very surprised that the stories of his life was included in the book, “Flying with Dreams”.
So, despite his handicap, he was able to overcome his hardships and rise up from above, of course, his father played an important role in the son’s development into a well-rounded young man too.