Boy, 4, can finally walk again
A four-year-old boy who lost his legs in an accident two years ago was finally able to walk again.
Xiao Feng was fitted with prosthetic legs at the Hubei Disabled Rehabilitation Centre last month.
When he wears the prosthetic legs for a long period of time, his legs start to hurt. PHOTO: REUTERS
He has been practising walking in them several hours every day, reported Shanghaiist.
The child became an online sensation after a video of him dancing on his hospital bed when viral in February.
Donations flooded in and his family raised 500,000 yuan (S$107,000) for his medical treatment in just seven hours, reported Mail Online.
The boy has a severely damaged urinary tract and has developed thick calluses on his palms, which he uses to help himself move around.
Xiao Feng learning to walk with his prosthetic limbs. PHOTO: REUTERS
The prosthetic legs he is currently using is just a temporary set. He will get a proper set sometime this month, after which he will learn to bend his knees and walk by himself, reported Shanghaiist.
Sources: Mail Online, Shanghaiist