Chinese woman with cerebral palsy writes novel with one finger

Chen Yuan, a 34-year-old woman with cerebral palsy in China's Sichuan Province,has written a 130,000-word novel with a single finger.

She can only use the index finger of her left hand to type on the keyboard, and she did this painstakingly to finish her full-length novel Grandma on the Clouds. The novel took three years to be finished.

Chen Yuan was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one, and her mother wanted to give her up. But her grandmother raised her, which is perhaps why the book title is dedicated to her.

Yuan's grandmother taught her how to read and basic arithmetic and tried to help her get educational opportunities. But she dropped out of middle school, as she could not keep up with others. Her grandmother passed away from pancreatic cancer, which was a major blow to Yuan.

She is now a member of the Writers Association of Sichuan Province. Her novel was published in 2014 and made into a microfilm and has encouraged many others.

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