After 15 years of paralysis in bed, painter in Taiwan’s Hualien wishes to have his own exhibition

“I can’t sleep at night because I keep thinking about going to Taipei”, says Jin Gen Hong(金根鴻)

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/08/13
By: Taiwan News

“I can’t sleep at night because I keep thinking about going to Taipei”, says Jin Gen

(By Central News Agency)

Hong(金根鴻). The 38-year-old man got into a car accident 15 years ago when he was only 23.

The accident caused him to paralyze below his neck and he can only move his left arm. He has been lying in bed since then. He says that occasionally he would watch stories on TV about mouth painters, so he decided he wanted to try.

Through Tzu Chi community volunteers, he was able to meet the mouth painter, Xie Kun Shan (謝坤山), who had his own share of tragedy. He was seriously injured after he touched high-voltage when he was 16. Because of this accident he lost his hands, right leg, and later also sight in his right eye. “Since then, I’ve not encountered any difficulties, because I’ve never looked at what I’ve lost; instead I’ve only cherished what I have”, said Xie. These words were a great inspiration to Jin.    [FULL  STORY]

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