An 18-year-old man with muscular dystrophy aspires to becoming China’s Stephen Hawking, and has inspired many after being accepted by a top Chinese university. Photo: Artwork An 18-year-old man with muscular dystrophy aspires to becoming China’s Stephen Hawking, and has inspired many after being accepted by a top Chinese university. Photo: Artwork
An 18-year-old man with muscular dystrophy aspires to becoming China’s Stephen Hawking, and has inspired many after being accepted by a top Chinese university. Photo: Artwork

Teenager with muscular dystrophy aims to become China’s Stephen Hawking after acceptance into prestigious university

  • Born with congenital muscular dystrophy, Xing Yifan weighs just 18kg and can barely move without help
  • Despite the challenge of his disease he has worked hard with the help of his parents and gained entrance to Beihang University

Topic |   China society
An 18-year-old man with muscular dystrophy aspires to becoming China’s Stephen Hawking, and has inspired many after being accepted by a top Chinese university. Photo: Artwork An 18-year-old man with muscular dystrophy aspires to becoming China’s Stephen Hawking, and has inspired many after being accepted by a top Chinese university. Photo: Artwork
An 18-year-old man with muscular dystrophy aspires to becoming China’s Stephen Hawking, and has inspired many after being accepted by a top Chinese university. Photo: Artwork
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