“If you really want to do something,you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”
— Attributed to Jim Rohn
In a story that is beyond inspiring, a blind man named Jia Haixia and his friend Jia Wenqi — a double amputee with no arms — have spent more than a decade planting trees to revive the lifeless barren wasteland surrounding their village in North Eastern China.
Together these two friends decided that regardless of their physical disabilities, their spiritual will power and desire to contribute something positive to their community would help them accomplish their goal — to plant a forest around their village to protect its inhabitants from flooding.
Haixia and Wenqi have spent over 13 years planting trees and cultivating the barren wasteland
Jia Wenqi lost both of his arms when he was just 3 years old
Jia Haixia was born blind in one eye and then tragically lost the other in a work related accident
Together they make an incredible team though and have planted more than 10,000 trees. In the words, of Haixia, “I am his hands. He is my eyes.”
Notice how the two of them are always smiling
Below you can watch a short two minute video of the duo’s incredible work;