Meet 37-year-old Li Juhong, who hails from a small village outside of Chongqing, China. Even though she had her legs amputated at the age of four after a terrible car accident, she does incredible work by serving as the village doctor and helping thousands of people in her community each year.

Just wait until you see how she does it!

After the accident, Juhong needed to learn how to get around.

By the time she was 8 years old, she’d figured out that she could use two stools to aid in her mobility.

When she reached adulthood, she knew that her calling was to help other people in need.

After she graduated from a vocational school in her area, she started working at a clinic in Wadian Village in 2001.

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Over the past 15 years, she’s helped over 6,000 people.

Her husband gives her a helping hand when he’s around, but Juhong needs her independence when he’s not. That probably explains why she’s gone through about 30 sets of stools!

The two of them are huge role models for people in their town, and for good reason.

Their 12-year-old son even wants to go into medicine like his mom!

And who could blame him? She’s our new hero, too.

(via Shanghaiist)

Some people who endure trauma close themselves off from the world. Others, like this incredible woman, somehow pull themselves up and spread compassion in their communities. Li Juhong’s story just goes to show you that a little ingenuity (and a whole lot of determination) can go a long way.

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