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8.22.2010

the armless chinese piano player



Saw a bunch of folks post headlines last week about some video of a "armless Chinese piano player." Big deal, I said. At least, until I actually saw the video in question. This is 23-year-old Liu Wei of China, who lost both his arms in a freak accident when he was ten. And he plays piano. With his feet.

He recently went on the television show China's Got Talent, where he defied the odds and showed the world what overcoming adversity really means. I'm stunned. The guy plays piano with his toes better than most people can plink out with two fully functioning hands. More here: Armless Pianist Liu Wei Defies Odds On 'China's Got Talent.'