Woman Walks Again Four Years After Husband Pushed Her Off Cliff

Fatim Hemraj

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In 2015, a Chinese woman named Wang Nan who grew up in a poor village quit her mundane corporate job and used her entire life savings to fulfill her dream of owning a restaurant. She opened several locations in Thailand and was worth over $20 million dollars within just two years.

While on a business trip to Thailand in 2017, Wang met a charming man named Yu Xiaodong and they started dating. Yu wrote Wang sweet poems, showered her with gifts, and took her out on romantic dates. Within two months, they were married.

The couple lived in China and frequently traveled to Thailand for business. Wang thought she found her soulmate but later realized Yu love-bombed her and was only after her money.

“Every morning he knocked at my door and prepared different kinds of breakfast for me…When we hung out, he always paid the bill before I wanted to. He appeared to not only have good taste but also to be financially independent…All my friends spoke highly of him. He was a very thoughtful person…I had been anticipating marriage and having a family. When he offered such possibilities I suddenly saw a bright future.” — Wang Nan
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After they got married, Wang found out Yu had a gambling addiction, was thousands of dollars in debt, and had served 8 years in prison for robbery. Due to his criminal record, Yu could not get a job in China and instead, spent all his time playing video games while Wang supported them.

Wang recalled one occasion in which she accidentally tripped and fell down the stairs yet Yu never even bothered to look up from his computer.

Wang paid off Yu’s debt to the tune of 1 million Yuan ($145,000 USD) without hesitation and she even hired him as a manager. Wang was shocked when she received a call from her accountant stating that Yu had transferred $5 million Yuan ($726,000 USD) into his personal bank account.

Wang tried to confront Yu but he was nowhere to be found. She reported him missing and the authorities located him a week later. Yu broke down in tears, promised he would change, and begged his wife to give him another chance. Wang chose to forgive her husband and they reconciled.

On June 9, 2019, Wang and Yu traveled to Thailand on business. While there, Yu took Wang, who was three months pregnant, to Pha Taem National Park, a popular tourist destination. They hiked up to the top of a 110-foot cliff where Yu kissed Wang on the cheek, said “go to hell”, and callously pushed her off.

What Yu never expected was that Wang would survive the fall and that the truth of what happened that day would come back to haunt him.

A tourist found Wang lying on a bed of jagged rocks at the bottom of the cliff. Miraculously, she was still alive.

Wang was rushed to a hospital and she fell into a coma. She sustained 17 broken bones and required over 200 stitches. Wang eventually regained consciousness but her unborn baby did not survive.

Yu told hospital staff that Wang became dizzy due to her pregnancy and fell off the cliff. Helpless, she was unable to explain what truly happened because no one understood a word of Mandarin, and Yu never once left her side.

Wang mustered up every last ounce of energy she had and screamed, “Why did you do this to me!?” Yu told her to shut up and threatened to finish the job.

The next day, Yu violently tore off Wang’s oxygen mask, ripped out her tubes, and attempted to kidnap her. As he was pushing her hospital bed toward the exit, several nurses stood in his way.

Wang was transported to a different hospital and Yu was barred from visiting her. Through an interpreter, she was finally able to explain that he had tried to kill her and staff immediately called the police. Yu was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Yu pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors argued he tried to kill Wang to cash in on her $2.5 million dollar life insurance policy. Wang pleaded with the judge to give Yu the death penalty considering he not only killed their unborn baby, but also caused her multiple life-changing injuries.

Yu was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. However, he appealed the decision, and it was ultimately reduced to a measly 10 years.

For months, Wang was confined to a wheelchair. She moved in with her parents, underwent multiple surgeries, and spent years in an intensive physical therapy program. In April 2023, the 35-year-old was able to walk again for the first time in four years.

“There must be a reason why I survived. I don’t want to hide from the public. I won’t pretend it never happened or erase it from my life. I want everyone to know about my case and take me as an example so that they can stay alert when handling their romantic relationships. If there is another man in my destiny, I will still embrace love but I’ll be more careful about his background next time. I won’t focus only on sweet nothings or lofty promises. Instead, I will see if he is a man of his word.” — Wang Nan

Wang Nan is incredibly inspiring and proves women can undergo some of the most challenging, life-altering experiences only to persevere and come out on the other side stronger than ever. To follow her journey and see Wang walking for the first time in four years, watch the video below.

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