2. sixpenceee:


    Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China. 

    For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment. 

    Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles. 

    From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.

    She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.


    I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics. 

    (via tomhiddled)

  3. euo:



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  4. leighlalovesyou:

    Free hand machine embroidery on 3 layers of calico.

    Commissioned piece of K.K. Slider from Animal Crossing!

    If you want your very own unique patch/brooch, contact me via my Etsy Store!

  5. cliobablio:

    Hi guys! The Kickstarter for my artbook, Stranger Danger, has launched! If you like the watercolour drawings of weirdo Angelenos I’ve been posting over the past few years, this book is for you! Please take a look, get a copy, or reblog, I’ll be very grateful. =) =) Thanks so much!

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  6. truyorkbity:

    AvaLynn was attacked by another student on the school playground. We are fighting for answers and for greater supervision at school.

    My friend Lacey Harris’s 5 year old daughter was brutalized by another child on the playground at school this week, in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Her face is swollen and bruised beyond recognition, and the only thing the school can tell her is that they “are investigating”

    This sweet little 5 year old girl is terrified to return to school. She is in pain and she has been MAIMED. This needs IMMEDIATE media attention. The school and local news are ignoring the mother’s and loved ones’ cries for help. This family needs justice for what has been done to their poor little angel, and not just to be swept under the rug, as the school district is attempting to do. PLEASE shine some light on this situation and force school administration and news media to get some answers!

    The mother has started a GoFundMe page to request help for paying medical bills and legal fees, as it looks as though she’s going to have to pursue this route in order to get any justice at all for her little girl. Please, please, share this link on your page. Even if people are unable to donate, please just help us get the word out on what is going on with this poor family.

    This is really heartbroken for me and extremely hard to look at.

    This is the link to Ava’s donation page.
    Please donate and share and PRAY!
    God bless you all!


    (via kuddly)

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  8. thehpalliance:

    If you use YouTube, you need to know this.

    You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.

    This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.

    Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.

    Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.

    Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.

    It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.

    If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.

    Sign the petition, then spread the word.

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  9. assemblethebig6:








    Shout out to Carlos Benavides, the coffee guy for the animators of Disney’s Frozen

    You go, Carlos.

    fan base for carlos

    Carlos rocks

    die hard Carlos fan right here

    Carlos Benavides is a long time caffeinator for Disney! He provided caffeination for

    1. Meet The Robinsons
    2. Tangled
    3. Whinnie the Pooh
    4. Frozen

    OMG GUYS. IT’S HIM!!!!!!


    (Source: icedcrappsupreme, via forthedisneylove)

  10. whatthecool:

    Electronic Makeup - Omote Real time Face Tracking & Projection Mapping