Man Survived as Body Severed in Half.

From Spluch:

On 9 March 2004, this 46-year-old man was hit badly by a truck causing the bones below his abdomen to be crushed in Shenzhen, China. Doctors spent 7 months trying to rescue him from death and they succeeded. Due to the lost of the lower half of his body, his height has been reduced from 1.62 meters to 0.78 meters and now weights only 33 kg.

Looking at his own body, he calmly showed the reporter the wounds and scars covered by his shirt. Skin was transplanted from his scalp to what’s left of the abdominal area to cover the intestines and other organs. A man-made anus for bowel movements is attached to the right side of the body and two urine pipes are attached to the kidneys for urinating. According to doctors, under such circumstances, the survivor rate is extremely low. Nevertheless, he managed to beat all odds and survived this tragic accident. In addition to that, he went on to fulfill his lifelong dream of touring around Beijing.

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