Saturday, January 27, 2018

One-legged deaf and mute sweeper has worked for 12 years without taking a single day off

 Source Website: http://www.asiaone.com/china/one-legged-deaf-and-mute-man-inspires-others-working-hard-sweeper-12-years
By Gillan Lasic, Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network, AsiaOne, 26 January 2018


One-legged road cleaner who is also deaf and mute works 4am shifts for 12 years despite his disabilities (and he's NEVER taken a day off)
PHOTO: One-legged road cleaner who is also deaf and mute works 4am shifts for 12 years despite his disabilities (and he's NEVER taken a day off) [2]
  • Shang Wuyi, from China, has been hailed as a hero for his diligence at work
  • He was born deaf and mute and lost his left leg in an accident aged seven
  • The 46-year-old sweeps four streets every day and always gets to work early
  • Heart-warming footage shows him sweeping snow helped by a walking stick
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Despite having one of his legs amputated and being born deaf and mute, a hardworking Chinese man won the hearts of people and inspired others with his incredible passion for work.

Shang Wuyi, a 46-year-old street sweeper, dedicated his life to his work and never let his disabilities stop him from being a committed employee. For 12 years, Shang has gone to work every 4 am to sweep four streets in Xi'an, a provincial capital of China. Rain or shine, even through thick snow - without taking a single day off.



Mr Shang cannot hear or speak, but his disabilities have never stopped his passion for work.
PHOTO: Mr Shang cannot hear or speak, but his disabilities have never stopped his passion for work. He has touched the hearts of millions after going to work at 4am to clean his city.
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The 46-year-old has worked early shifts for 12 years in Xi'an, China, and never missed one day.
PHOTO: The 46-year-old has worked early shifts for 12 years in Xi'an, China, and never missed one day.
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According to Daily Mail, Shang said in People's Daily Online that he loves to work because he was born on May 1, the International Workers' Day. He works alongside his wife, Wang Yaqin, who is also a street sweeper.

According to Wang, her husband and his sister were both born deaf, a condition they inherited from their mother. Shang apparently lost his leg when he was seven after being run over by an incoming train he didn't hear.



Mr Shang, who lost his leg at the age of seven, is tasked to clean four streets alongside his wife.
PHOTO: Mr Shang, who lost his leg at the age of seven, is tasked to clean four streets alongside his wife. Mr Shang's wife said their life depends on the job, so they want to work harder than the others. The two have been married for 21 years and would go to work 30 minutes early before their shift. 
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The two have been married for 21 years and would go to work 30 minutes early before their shift. Whenever his wife is sick or has to take a day off, Shang goes to work at 3 am to make sure that the work is done. No matter how difficult the job may be for them, Wang said that their life depends on the job.

"Although he can't talk, I know he cherishes the job a lot," said Wang. "He knows his body has disabilities, so he has to work even harder than the others to keep his job."



Whenever his wife is sick or has to take a day off, Shang goes to work at 3 am to make sure that the work is done.
PHOTO: Whenever his wife is sick or has to take a day off, Shang goes to work at 3 am to make sure that the work is done. No matter how difficult the job may be for them, Wang said that their life depends on the job.
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Shang's hard work only shows that disabilities are not a hindrance to someone who has unyielding determination and passion towards his or her work. His story also disproves certain stigma towards people with disabilities (PWDs) in the workforce, such as not being as reliable as those without impairment.

Shang serves as an inspiration for PWDs to not let their condition stop them from working or learning and for employers to be open to hiring people despite their disabilities.



Shang's hard work only shows that disabilities are not a hindrance to someone who has unyielding determination and passion towards his or her work.
PHOTO: Shang's hard work only shows that disabilities are not a hindrance to someone who has unyielding determination and passion towards his or her work.
PHOTO: Pear Video screengrab
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Shang's story also disproves certain stigma towards people with disabilities (PWDs) in the workforce, such as not being as reliable as those without impairment.
PHOTO: Shang's story also disproves certain stigma towards people with disabilities (PWDs) in the workforce, such as not being as reliable as those without impairment. He serves as an inspiration for PWDs to not let their condition stop them from working or learning and for employers to be open to hiring people despite their disabilities.
PHOTO: Pear Video screengrab
Picture posted by Gillan Lasic, Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network, AsiaOne on 26 January 2018

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By Gillan Lasic, Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network, AsiaOne, 26 January 2018



Reference
[1] Gillan Lasic, Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network, One-legged deaf and mute sweeper has worked for 12 years without taking a single day off, posted on , http://www.asiaone.com/china/one-legged-deaf-and-mute-man-inspires-others-working-hard-sweeper-12-years

[2] Tracy You For Mailonline, One-legged road cleaner who is also deaf and mute works 4am shifts for 12 years despite his disabilities (and he's NEVER taken a day off), posted on 11 January 2018 at 16:04 GMT, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peoplesdaily/article-5258821/Deaf-one-legged-sweeper-works-4am-shifts-12-years.html