Chinese farmer, Sun Jifa, lost both his hands when a fishing explosive went off early in his home nine years ago. But this incredible genius didn’t stop living his life the way he wanted to. He turned his hard luck into a family business. How? By building a pair of bionic arms for himself.
Sun was unable to afford prosthetic arms, so he spent the next eight years crafting his own steel bionic pair and he succeeded. He said:
"It transfers power from the natural movement of my elbow into the finger, allowing it to grab and hold. This is the left hand. For the other hand, rotating the two bones that I have left in this arm allows my right hand to open and close like this."
"By using these hands, I can help the family with chores. I can do some farm work, I'm not useless. I really feel a weight has lifted. I feel I'm not a freeloader. I can be useful."
Sun is a celebrity in his hometown and has already sold around one thousand steel limbs for about 3000 yuan ($490 USD) each.
Isn’t that incredible? Watch his inspiring story in the video above.