Sep 02, 2018CultureComments Off on Injured paratrooper receives visit from president
Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (???) visited Chin Liang-feng (???) Sunday in hospital, where the paratrooper is recovering from critical injuries he sustained in a May 17 drill rehearsal.
Tsai posted to her Instagram account photos of her visit to Chin in Taipei's Tri-Service General Hospital, on the eve of Armed Forces Day.
In her post, Tsai said that Chin, who has been well looked after by the medical team and accompanied by his family, has come a long way toward recovering and is in good spirits.
Tsai expressed hope that the 26-year-old will continue to keep up with his rehabilitation and make use of his recovery period to enrich himself.
The accident occurred when Chin's parachute failed to fully open when he jumped from a C-130 plane that was flying at 396 meters in a rehearsal for the annual Han Kuang military exercises. Chin was seriously injured and fell into a coma.
Chen Yuan-hao (???), head of the hospital's Department of Neurological Surgery, said Aug. 16, that Chin has been doing well with rehab and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and was transferred to a regular ward from an intensive care unit Aug.13.
"Doing rehab is hard, but I can endure the pain. My goal is to stand up again before the end of this year," Chin said in a video clip shown to the media Aug. 16.