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Blind Man And His Friend With No Arms Work As One To Plant A Forest | The Huffington Post

You may ask, “Why is that blind man climbing a tree?” The answer would be, “So he can plant another one!”

Industrial pollution is poisoning air, water, and wildlife on a massive scale in China. Two men responded to the dramatic environmental changes that have occurred since they were boys, by partnering-up on a tree-planting project. Despite physical disabilities (one is blind and the other has no arms), together, they have planted over 10,000 trees.

“Overcoming their physical challenges, an armless man and his blind best friend take action in preserving their environment by planting a forest of more than 10,000 trees in rural China. Like a classic fable, this inspirational story goes beyond pollution, climate control and Mother Nature; it’s an epic story that proves anyone and everyone can make a real difference in the world.” ~ GoPro

SOURCE: The Huffington Post

“Jia Wenqi and Jia Haixia have worked together to plant more than 10,000 trees over the past decade. It’s a remarkable feat for anyone to plant a small forest in China, but Wenqi has no arms and Haixia is blind… “You’ll be my arms, I’ll be your eyes,” chronicles the environmental restoration the duo from a small village in Hebei Province, near Beijing, undertook. They’ve been friends since childhood and refer to each other as “brothers” as they work as one to restore a landscape scarred by development. […]” ~ Nick Visser and Kelly Chen

 

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

1 Comment

  1. Rosaliene Bacchus

    An amazing story of how limitless is our spirit to give purpose to our lives, despite our physical limitations, and to make our lives meaningful. Working together, we can achieve the impossible.

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