Chinese disabled earthquake survivor Liao Zhi dances her way to new life

2023-05-12 Editor : Lu Yan ECNS App Download

Friday marked the 15th anniversary of the Wenchuan earthquake.  

On May 12, 2008, an 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit the province of Sichuan in southwest China. When the earthquake struck, Liao Zhi was a 23-year-old dance teacher. She was buried in the ruins and rescued around 30 hours later. She lost almost everything in the earthquake, including her marriage, her child and her legs as a dancer.  

At the age of 38, Liao Zhi is now happily remarried and has a pair of children. She founded a rehabilitation studio for amputees in Chongqing, helping those with similar experiences overcome the gloom.  

"I feel satisfied after remarriage and the birth of my two lovely children. I feel lucky to have a common career with my husband so that we can combine our strengths to encourage and help many amputees like me," said Liao.  

"I treat dancing as a good friend of mine. I don't like to pour out my bitterness when I'm in bad mood. But when I immerse myself and sweat in dancing to music, I feel relaxed and forget my worries," she added.


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