TAIPEI -- Wang Cheng is looking forward to running and wearing trousers for the first time in more than a decade after life-changing surgery in Taiwan to correct a rare and painful condition which caused her legs to treble in size.
An elated Wang, 24, said she couldn't wait to live a regular life, including wearing normal clothes and eventually attending college back home in China, things that most people take for granted.
"I feel so light," the young woman said, lifting her legs without any difficulty from her hospital bed in Taipei.
"If it were not for these things, I would like to run and jump now," she said with a grin, pointing to the bandages on her legs. "I cannot wait to wear trousers and skirts."
Wang has neither been unable to work nor wear regular clothes because of the grotesque and painful elephantiasis which has dogged her since the age of six and left her with
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