Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Common Heros: He Cuiqing

Thirteen year old He Cuiqing is a freshman in Muyu (Wooden Fish) Middle School of Qingchuan County, Sichuan Province. She was outside in an open ground when the earthquake struck. However, she rushed back to her dormitory to wake up her classmates who were having a nap. More than 10 students were able to run out, before she was hit when the building collapsed. Cuiqing was the last person to be rescued alive in the school after 50 hours buried in rubbles.

He Cuiqing lost her legs, but she said the only regret she had was not being able to save more classmates, when she was interviewed at bedside in Guangyuan Central Hospital. Then she started crying for lost friends.

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