An inspiring 37-year-old doctor has been getting from place to place using only wooden stools in place of legs.

Li Juhong’s legs had to be amputated after a car accident in 1983 when she was only four– but instead of feeling despair over the loss, Li was motivated to become a doctor.

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After acquiring her medical degree in 2000, Li set up a village clinic in Chongqing, China. Since then she has been the caretaker of all 1,000 residents, using two stools instead of feet to get around.

Her husband, Xing, offers to transport her to patients too sick to leave the house by carrying her on his back. With his assistance, she has handled over 6,000 cases in the region.

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In her 15 year career, the resilient doctor has worn out over 24 stools.

(CHECK OUT the photo essay in The Shanghaiist)

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