Chen Xinyin - A Brave Man And A Good Son
Chen Xinyin, 48, has had a hard life. He lost his arms after suffering an
electric shock at the age of seven, but still started working on the family
farm. At the age of 20, his father died, leaving just Chen and his ailing mother
to fend for themselves. As his mother got sicker and life got harder, someone
suggested that Chen consider begging, but angrily replied, “I have no arms but I
have good feet. I can’t go make that sort of money.”
Since losing his arms, Chen has learned to cook, farm, and weave baskets. In
2014, the Chongqing, south-west China, resident began to take care of his
91-year-old mother full time, even feeding her with a spoon between his teeth.
The winters are hard for Chen Since he finds it difficult to put socks on, and
he often suffers from frostbite.
Chen Xinyin lost his arm after an electric shock when he was 7