Way to go in the attempt to attack a crippled woman to prove a political point, knucklehead. I’m also angered at the fact that the these demonstrators have to ruin the spirit of the Olympics by trying to disrupt the torch relay to furthur their politcial views. Way to go. You make me sick.:mad:
"(PARIS, April 8) – The fifth leg of the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay kicked off at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, at 12:30 (GMT +2) on April 7. Here, a 27-year-old woman named Jin Jing, the third torchbearer in the relay, garnered much attention from media for her bravery.
A wheelchair user, Jin of Shanghai, China, had been repositioned one kilometer off the original course due to last minute modifications to the route.
Carrying the torch on the new course along the Seine River, Jin demonstrated great valor when a “pro-Tibet independence” activist, attempting to disrupt and sabotage the torch relay, reached for her wheelchair and lunged toward her. Without concern for her own safety, Jin did her best to protect the flame, her face exhibiting courage and pride in spite of the chaotic situation.
In that moment, it was easy to see why her friends call her the “smiling angel in a wheelchair.”
“But her bravery is not incidental. In 1989, when Jin was in third grade, a malignant tumor was found in her ankle, leading to amputation of part of her leg. She later returned to school after a year of chemotherapy. Refusing to use a cane for fear that she would get in people’s way, Jin insisted on getting around on one foot. Her persistence would lead to a lot of pain, but she would survive.
Successfully battling cancer, Jin would even become a member of the Shanghai Wheelchair Fencing Team in 2001.
Being selected as a Lenovo torchbearer “feels like a dream,” according to Jin. “God closed one door but opened another – happiness is the best gift you can give yourself,” said the optimistic Jin.”
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