Beyond an Imperfect Body tells the story of Liu Ming, who at age three, is struck by a serious bout of polio. He develops severe atrophy in his limbs, gradually loses the ability to stand up straight and is finally confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. At the age of nine, his parents send him to the Kuang Tzu Children’s Home in Taipei, where they hope he might be able to gain some skills he can use later on his life.
His early days in the children’s home are tough, but his time there eventually transforms him into a much more independent, outgoing, cheerful and positive person.
As he starts working, he experiences setback after setback, but he keeps on getting back up and never gives in. After a decade of continuous effort, Liu becomes a renowned radio celebrity, is named one of Taiwan’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons and receives a Golden Bell Award for his radio programs. His achievements even impress his girlfriend’s parents so much that they finally let Liu marry her after some initial resistance.
Despite all his personal success, Liu wants to serve society and finds a way to do so by establishing the Disabled Performing Arts Group, a group comprised of individuals with various disabilities. Their performances deeply move and bring joy to their audiences.
Beyond an Imperfect Body is a heartwarming story that showcases the extraordinary power of love at work.