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Homemade prostheses help Chinese farmer

Sun Jifa shaves his face, using his homemade prosthesis, at home in Yong Ji County, China, Sept. 25, 2012.

Sheng Li / Reuters — Chinese farmer Sun, who lost his forearms in a dynamite fishing accident 32 years ago, could not afford to buy prosthesis. He spent two years guiding his two nephews to build him prosthesis from scrap metal, plastic and rubber. Over the years, Sun and his nephews have built about 300 prosthetic limbs for people in need, charging $476 each.

Sun Jifa works with his nephews to build prosthetic limbs for a customer in Yong Ji County, China, Sept. 25.

Sun Jifa feeds his grandson during lunch at home in Yong Ji County, China, Sept. 25.

Sun Jifa pushes a handcart as he works to build his new house in Yong Ji County, China, Sept. 25.

Sun Jifa works in a corn field in Yong Ji County, China, Sept. 25.

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