Wheelchair-bound boy finds passion in English
2018-03-30 12:17:00

Gong Cheng is the first prize winner for the grades one through three group of the Jiangsu province division final for the 21st Century National English Speaking Competition. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

For Gong Cheng, speaking English is not only a hobby, but a bridge that connects him with a larger world.

Gong is a second-grader at Taoxingzhi Primary School in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. The wheelchair-bound boy won first prize in the grades one through three group in the Jiangsu province division final for this year’s 21st Century National English Speaking Competition.

When Gong was 17 months old, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and faced a slim chance of surviving surgical treatment. But Gong’s mother did not give up, and the boy survived the surgery.

Afterward, the boy was deprived of most of his mobility. When he was admitted to primary school, he spent two months learning how to write his name. Despite physical handicaps, he did his best to make the most of life.

Source:chinadaily.com.cn Editor:Hiram