The Power of the Human Spirit is Shown at its Mightiest by this one little girl. We Salute Her. Qian HongYan lost her legs in an accident. Her family in China are poor and couldn't afford prosthetic legs, so she uses a basketball to help her move. - Qian uses two wooden props to drag herself, and never complains, even though she has worn out six basketballs. - She attends her class - She always smiles, always being cheerful.