A blind man and his armless friend spent 10 years planting 10,000 trees!


In China, Haixia and Wenqi have spent over 10 years planting trees in Yeli Village in northeastern China. A blind man named Jia Haixia and his friend, a double amputee with no arms named Jia Wenqi have been planting trees to revive the once-barren environment around Yeli Village.

Haixia was born blind in one eye and lost the other in 2000 in a work-related accident. Wenqi lost both of his arms in an accident when he was only 3 years old. Together, they have leased 8 acres of land from the government and have begun replanting the land with trees to protect the village from flooding.

They don’t have money for saplings, so they use tree cuttings. Haixia’s job is to climb trees and get the best cuttings while Wenqui then cares for and waters the saplings. Their work helps protect the village of Yeli from flooding.