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'I can do it, why can't you?' - Xiangjian lost his leg to a bomb, now he plays ball

China, Kunming
December 03, 2019 at 11:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Luo Xiangjian, who lost his leg at the age of five, demonstrated his basketball prowess at a gym in Kunming, China on Sunday as he bids to inspire others by overcoming his own personal adversities.

Xiangjian stepped on a bomb leftover from the Sino-Vietnam War when he was just a boy.

"Because my disability was caused by war, I especially hope there will be no more war in the world," he explained.

Despite the loss, he performs daily workouts at the gym followed by two hours of basketball training.

Xiangjian hopes that his story will prove inspirational and encourage others to look beyond adversity and physical barriers.

"I think there are probably a lot of people like me, who feel that because they lost a leg or have a disability, so they can't enjoy the happiness of sports equally," he said. "But I want to go out onto the court and encourage them."

Despite all the complications, Xiangjian has one very simple question: "I can do it, why can't you?"

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Luo Xiangjian, who lost his leg at the age of five, demonstrated his basketball prowess at a gym in Kunming, China on Sunday as he bids to inspire others by overcoming his own personal adversities.

Xiangjian stepped on a bomb leftover from the Sino-Vietnam War when he was just a boy.

"Because my disability was caused by war, I especially hope there will be no more war in the world," he explained.

Despite the loss, he performs daily workouts at the gym followed by two hours of basketball training.

Xiangjian hopes that his story will prove inspirational and encourage others to look beyond adversity and physical barriers.

"I think there are probably a lot of people like me, who feel that because they lost a leg or have a disability, so they can't enjoy the happiness of sports equally," he said. "But I want to go out onto the court and encourage them."

Despite all the complications, Xiangjian has one very simple question: "I can do it, why can't you?"

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