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This picture taken on January 28, 2013 shows Fu Xuepeng (C), a former mechanic who was paralyzed in a This picture taken on January 28, 2013 shows Fu Xuepeng (R), a former mechanic who was paralyzed in a road accident when he was 23 years old, smiling on his bed as he breathes with a self-made ventilator while his mother Wang Lanqin watches, in their home in Taizhou, east China's Zhejiang province. According to state media, a local hospital has decided to help Fu's parents after reports that they have kept their son alive for more than five years using a hand pumped PVC resuscitator bag and a ventilator made by a local DIY expert. They took turns compressing their son's bag 24-hours a day, seven days a week, until they had someone making them a medical ventilator with a motor, a speed controller, a pushing bar and an air bag, which cost 200 yuan (32 USD). But to minimize the electricity bill, which adds up to 5 to 6 yuan a day if the machine is left running all day, the couple still compresses the bag by hand during the day and turns on the machine only at night. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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This picture taken on January 28, 2013 shows Fu Xuepeng (C), a former mechanic who was paralyzed in a This picture taken on January 28, 2013 shows Fu Xuepeng (R), a former mechanic who was paralyzed in a road accident when he was 23 years old, smiling on his bed as he breathes with a self-made ventilator while his mother Wang Lanqin watches, in their home in Taizhou, east China's Zhejiang province. According to state media, a local hospital has decided to help Fu's parents after reports that they have kept their son alive for more than five years using a hand pumped PVC resuscitator bag and a ventilator made by a local DIY expert. They took turns compressing their son's bag 24-hours a day, seven days a week, until they had someone making them a medical ventilator with a motor, a speed controller, a pushing bar and an air bag, which cost 200 yuan (32 USD). But to minimize the electricity bill, which adds up to 5 to 6 yuan a day if the machine is left running all day, the couple still compresses the bag by hand during the day and turns on the machine only at night. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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This picture taken on January 28 2013 shows Fu Xuepeng a former... News Photo 160414475Accident,Bed,Care,Casualty,East,Family,Former,Healthcare And Medicine,Home,Horizontal,Hospital Ward,Machinery,Mechanic,Mother,Old,Patient,Picture,Province,Road,Show,Smiling,Ventilator,Watch,Zhejiang ProvincePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThis picture taken on January 28, 2013 shows Fu Xuepeng (C), a former mechanic who was paralyzed in a This picture taken on January 28, 2013 shows Fu Xuepeng (R), a former mechanic who was paralyzed in a road accident when he was 23 years old, smiling on his bed as he breathes with a self-made ventilator while his mother Wang Lanqin watches, in their home in Taizhou, east China's Zhejiang province. According to state media, a local hospital has decided to help Fu's parents after reports that they have kept their son alive for more than five years using a hand pumped PVC resuscitator bag and a ventilator made by a local DIY expert. They took turns compressing their son's bag 24-hours a day, seven days a week, until they had someone making them a medical ventilator with a motor, a speed controller, a pushing bar and an air bag, which cost 200 yuan (32 USD). But to minimize the electricity bill, which adds up to 5 to 6 yuan a day if the machine is left running all day, the couple still compresses the bag by hand during the day and turns on the machine only at night. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)