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'Girl on the wheelchair' embraces new life after admitted to university

Updated:2020-01-13 14:55:33   China Daily

Xu Ruiyang and her family take a group photo in front of the school gate at Sichuan International Study University in Chongqing. [Photo/Sichuan International Study University]

Xu Ruiyang's parents are optimistic about life, and they also bring this attitude to her daughter. "If we are not able to extend the life of the child, we can expand the width of her life," said Xu Junbo, Ruiyang's father. They travelled across China and more than 20 countries over the world, including the United States, Italy, Thailand and Singapore.

In Xu Ruiyang's opinion, her sunny and self-confidence personality are from the love of her parents. During these trips across the world, she met many new friends and decided to learn a foreign language.

"I think it's a cool thing to study a different language to learn about other countries' culture and express your feelings to others," said Xu. This June, she finished China's College Entrance Examination with an excellent score and received an offer from Sichuan International Study University.

 She will complete her Thai language studies at this university in the next four years. The university also offered her an en-suite dormitory on the ground floor, and waived the accommodation fee for her life assistant.

"Life is short and fate is fragile," said Xu. So she thinks she should cherish time and do what she thinks is right. "To be a happy person," she added.

Editor: John Li

Keywords:   wheelchair university