Much like the stereotype ‘Asians know martial arts’, 28-year-old Chen Li Wei is no exception. He’s been training Kung Fu at the Shaolin temple ever since he was a kid.
Idolizing Bruce Lee, he dreamt of becoming a martial artist too. Everyone had high hopes for him, especially his father so he promised him that he will one day see his only son on the big screen.
With that dream in mind, he trained day and night. However, at the height of his abilities, his dream was terribly shattered. By then, Li Wei already had the legs of a 70-year-old!
Pushing himself too hard, his legs stopped working like they were supposed to leaving him wheelchair-bound and in excruciating pain – the result of over practicing Kung Fu for more than 20 years.
Devastated, Li Wei tried every way imaginable to get back on his feet but no amount of painkillers or physiotherapy could reverse the damage.