Armless man starts university life, refuses special treatment

A man who lost his arms at the age of 3 started university life in central China recently, but he's refused special treatment offered by the school.

A man who lost his arms at the age of 3 started university life in central China recently, but he's refused special treatment offered by the school, Changjiang Daily reported.

Zhu Peng, 22, from Huangshi, Hubei Province, had his arms amputated after he accidentally touched an unprotected high-tension wire in 1999.

Since then, his father, Zhu Fenghua, has had no choice but to force him to learn writing with his feet so that he can better face the future.

After great effort, Zhu Peng is now able to do everything in his daily life by himself using only his feet, from eating to washing his face.

He started learning to swim at the age of 7 and since then has spent all of his summer holidays training.

He was selected as a member of the provincial swimming team for the disabled when he was 12, earning good results in provincial matches.

He even won a gold medal in the men's 100-meter freestyle at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled in 2012 when he was 16.

Zhu Peng decided to retire from swimming in 2015 and set his new goal — to go to college. To catch up with the other students, he got up at 6am and went to bed at midnight every day, even during holidays.

With the help of his teachers, Zhu Peng gradually made progress and scored 514 points at the national college entrance exam this year. He was finally admitted by Wuhan Donghu University in a finance major.

To help him better live and study there, the school offered to transform his bed and desk, but were unexpectedly refused by Zhu Peng.

"I'm not different from other students. I don't need special treatment," he said.


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