The world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming. – Helen Keler
Most of us could never imagine a life without our arms let alone pursue a career path that is generally dependent on a highly functional attached set of arms, hands and fingers.
The human spirit is truly indomitable, and some people seem to have super powers to overcome even the most extreme obstacles. People like Liu Wei are truly exceptional in their own right, so we express our thanks here to him for entertaining us and for serving as an Awesome example of perseverance and talent to the world.
A Chinese pianist who plays with his toes performed James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful” to a packed audience in Shanghai to win “China’s Got Talent.” All three judges were impressed with Liu Wei’s determination, and encouraged him to continue pursuing his dreams in music.
At least I have a pair of perfect legs.
The 23-year-old whose arms were amputated after suffering an electrical shock while playing hide-and-seek when he was 10, uses his feet for just about everything including eating, dressing, brushing his teeth and navigating the computer.
“At least I have a pair of perfect legs.” he quipped, showing that his loss hadn’t also taken his sense of humor. And it looks like those perfect legs and toes may be opening doors as he gains recognition for his extraordinary talent. Not only was Liu invited to guest perform with Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai, but he also has a fair shot at a performing contract. Pretty Awesome!
“China’s Got Talent” is part of British recording executive Simon Cowell’s “Got Talent” franchise, which now has versions broadcasting in more than 30 countries.
– WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYiNG –
YouTube: “AMAZING TALENT! So much inspiration for hope and courage! Just because you maybe disabled or something… But there is a way to find hope and in that hope is courage and don’t let people put you down because you may not e the same as them but you are unique and this is a diverse world! That is all I can say… WOW… Just… Wow” –Night Star
The Blaze: “God is so great, I don’t think we understand how great He made us until people like this come along and expand our concept of what is really possible. I am humbled and agree with the judges, how can I complain about my personal life when this young man has put me to shame for my own self doubt and looking at what I think are my limitations. May God Bless that young man even more than He has in just thanks from me for showing me how great is our God.” – joseph Fawcett
Godtube: “Superb! kudos to this man…this will serve as an inspiration to all…” – Gracita Cunanan Catulong
Huffington Post: “I feel humbled after watching this and reading the article. What a together, wonderful person. Makes me feel small for complaining about the lacks in my own life. Play on, dear friend. You are wonderful.” – nobodysgirl