Between Them, A Blind man and a Double Amputee Have Planted 10,000 Trees.


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Jia Haixa and Jia Wenqi Jia Haixa talks of his symbiotic relationship with his friend Jia Wenqi — a double amputee.

“I am his hands. He is my eyes.”

The pair work together to plant trees in Yeli village, just outside of Shijiazhuang city, northern China.

Losing his sight in one eye to congenital cataracts, and later his right eye in a work-related accident, Jia Haixa is completely blind.

The friends approached the local government and leased a 7.5 acre stretch of land along the riverbank. They hope to transform it by planting 1,000 trees every year, and have done that for a decade.

Jia Haixa and Jia Wenqi Jia Wenqi guides his blind friend with one sleeve of his coat across a bridge over a channel on their way to planting trees.

Jia Haixa and Jia Wenqi Jia Wenqi watches as Jia Haixia chops branches from a tree.

Jia Haixa and Jia Wenqi Jia Wenqi uses his foot to water a sapling with a bucket. He and his friend…

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