by Gary Cheah
Jackie Chan Kwong Sang was born in Hong Kong on April 7, 1954. His Chinese name Chan Kwong Sang means ‘Born In Hong Kong’. He was the only child of Charles and Lee-Lee Chan. Jackie was delivered after a 12 months of pregnancy. That was extra 3 months. So, his mother had to have a surgery to bring him out. At his birth, he weighed more than 12 pounds, and that was amazing! Jackie had a nickname called ‘Ah Pao’ which means a cannonball. His parents were so poor that they doesn’t have enough money to pay for the operation. A British doctor who delivered him offers them for a meager $26 – HK$1500 for Jackie, but luckily, Jackie’s parents refused. So, they ended up by borrowing money from their friends to pay up.