Liu Daming – Student who Defied the Odds
A man who lives in the world, should know what for, and allow to choose the way to live.
Mr. Liu Daming, NCUK Alumnus, was invited as a guest speaker on a Chinese national TV show produced by China Central Television (CCTV), to share his experiences as an Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) sufferer. Mr. Liu was diagnosed with OI when he was very young and at the age of seven he was told by doctors that he would only live for 12 years. Since then Liu Daming has defied the odds and has survived 11 major surgeries and dozens of fixation surgeries.
In 2013, Mr. Liu underwent major spinal reconstructive surgery which changed his outlook on life and decided to write about his great passion for life in a 175,000-word autobiography “Mingyun Zhishang, or Beyond the Destiny”. He became the youngest author in China to have a book published through People’s Publishing House – one of China’s largest publishing companies.
In 2014, President Xi Jinping met him in Beijing, and in the same year, he was invited as the guest speaker of “Voice of Youth”, which then became the headline of the media. In 2015 after successfully completing the NCUK International Foundation Year at Can-Achieve Lanzhou, he received an unconditional offer from the University of Manchester to study his undergraduate degree course in Psychology.
“A broken candle can also produce light and warmth.”
Mr. Liu said in the TV show that he had three wishes: firstly, be alive; secondly, write a book which will bring strength to people; and last, be educated in the top universities.
Mr. Liu is a true inspiration to all students out there and demonstrates that if you believe in yourself, you can achieve almost anything. NCUK is extremely proud to have been able to provide Liu Daming with the best route to university and help him achieve his dreams of studying at a top university.