Qing Jingwen, a 17-year-old student who lost her leg during the fatal earthquake that hit Wenchuan, Sichuan on May 12, at last had her dream fulfilled when she attended the grand opening of the Paralympics at the Bird’s Nest on September 6. The “mobile phone girl”, as she was now affectionately dubbed, had entertained this dream for long, because she saw every disabled athlete as a hero.
Speaking of the dozen or so people who took her to the Bird’s Nest, an emotional Qing said: “Under these volunteers’ care, I firmly believe I won’t feel lonely anymore. In the years to come I’ll have all these kind people around to help me whenever I am in difficulties.”
The volunteers’ help had left an indelible impression on Qing’s mind. The moment she came aboard on Subway Line 10 at the Tuanjie Lake Station, she was immediately received by the “mobile volunteers” who were ever ready for a “wheelchair relay”. When she was told that in every two wagons there is a volunteer on call, she was overcome with admiration. “You are ubiquitous, indeed!” she said.