Vietnamese boy born without arms won’t let anything hold him back

24/10/2016 07:52

A ten-year-old boy born without arms in Vietnam refuses to give in to his physical handicap, conquering everyday activities with his ‘magical feet.’

Ten-year-old Ha Van Tai lives in the small village of Kim Dau in Cam Lo District, Quang Tri Province on the central coast.

Tai was born with neither of his arms, forcing him to rely on his flexible feet in order to perform daily tasks such as brushing teeth, writing, or turning pages in a book.

Nguyen Thi Thuy, Tai’s homeroom teacher at Le Van Tam Grade School, said Tai is one of her most impressive students, sparking inspiration with his perseverance and resilience.

“Despite having no arm and a fragile physique, Tai has a great passion for learning and hasn’t skipped a single class,” Thuy said. “Tai’s example is not only a motivation for his fellow students but also an inspiration to teachers.”

Using a chair as his table during a class at school, Tai hunched close to his feet and scribbled down lesson notes as gracefully and fast as any other student, stopping once in a while to listen attentively to the teacher’s words.

Have a look at these heartwarming photos of the magical boy captured and shared with Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper by Vietnamese photographer Tra Thiet:

Ha Van Tai brushes his teeth without the help of his grandmother. 

Ha Van Tai poses for a photo with his homeroom teacher Nguyen Thi Thuy (L) 

and other teachers at Le Van Tam Grade School.

Ha Van Tai’s grandmother carries him to her motorcycle on the way to school.

Using a chair as his table, Ha Van Tai scribbles lesson notes at 

Le Van Tam Grade School.

Ha Van Tai’s homeroom teacher Nguyen Thi Thuy checks his writing practice.

Ha Van Tai receives an applaud from his classmates at Le Van Tam after 

being praised for his beautiful ‘footwriting.’

Ha Van Tai listens attentively at Le Van Tam Grade School.

Ha Van Tai uses a pen and ruler to draw a line with his feet during a 

lesson at Le Van Tam Grade School.

Ha Van Tai closes a pen’s lid with his feet after a lesson at 

Le Van Tam Grade School.

Ha Van Tai’s classmates at Le Van Tam Grade School stay in class to 

chat with Tai during a break.

Ha Van Tai practices his ‘footwriting’ at home.

Source: Tuoitrenews

 

A ten-year-old boy born without arms in Vietnam refuses to give in to his physical handicap, conquering everyday activities with his ‘magical feet.’
Ten-year-old Ha Van Tai lives in the small village of Kim Dau in Cam Lo District, Quang Tri Province on the central coast.
Tai was born with neither of his arms, forcing him to rely on his flexible feet in order to perform daily tasks such as brushing teeth, writing, or turning pages in a book.
Nguyen Thi Thuy, Tai’s homeroom teacher at Le Van Tam Grade School, said Tai is one of her most impressive students, sparking inspiration with his perseverance and resilience.
“Despite having no arm and a fragile physique, Tai has a great passion for learning and hasn’t skipped a single class,” Thuy said. “Tai’s example is not only a motivation for his fellow students but also an inspiration to teachers.”
Using a chair as his table during a class at school, Tai hunched close to his feet and scribbled down lesson notes as gracefully and fast as any other student, stopping once in a while to listen attentively to the teacher’s words.
Have a look at these heartwarming photos of the magical boy captured and shared with Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper by Vietnamese photographer Tra Thiet: