We have all heard a sob story or two on these reality talent shows that have become so popular. Lui Wei's story makes the others seem trivial.
At the age of ten while playing a game of 'hide n seek' with his friends he lost both arms in a accident with electrical wires. His mother told him to learn to do things for himself because one day there won't be anyone to do things for him. Lui learned how to do everything for himself using only his feet and mouth. At the age of 19, now 23, he started to teach himself to play piano after a life long dream of being a musician. His first piano teacher quit saying that it's impossible to play the piano only using toes, Lui proved him wrong. He admits though that there are some pieces he cannot play because he is unable to press keys across octaves. His mother has never expected much from him only to survive and he explains he is taking part in the show to win because he wants to make his mother proud of him.
Lui Wei walks on stage while stunned presenters look on as he explains his tale and then he goes over to the piano and play. There is a shocked silence as he continues to play a flawless rendition of French pianist Richard Clayderman's Mariage D'amour using only his toes. The judges panel was in awe, one judge told him they are speechless and he thinks that Lui should speak to the people. This is what he said:
For people like me, there were only two options. One was to abandon all dreams, which would lead to a quick, hopeless death; the other was to struggle without arms to live an outstanding life,
Lui Wei received a standing ovation from the judging panel and the audience. He will be advancing to the next stage in the show.
For me this boy is much more than perfect. When you lose something you feel awful, but this can't go back to you. This boy lose something more important - his arms, but he go ahead and now he realized his dreams. He is incredible! I don't have a word's for him. He just change life of a people.
Adore Jae Hee! <3