Yu Xukang, a devoted dad, carries his disabled son 18 miles to school every day will be provided with government-funded accommodation nearby.

Daily, he walks the huge distance with his son strapped to his back in a specially constructed basket.

The 40-year-old, from Fengyi township in Yibin county in southwest China’s Sichuan province - 2,000 miles west of Shanghai - refused to give up on the boy now aged 12, despite the fact that both his arms and legs are twisted and his back is hunched.

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