There is hope!
I felt a mixture of emotions when I read this article in Yahoo! News earlier today. A Haitian girl was rescued on Wednesday after 15 days of being buried under the rubbles from the devastating quake that struck Haiti on the 12th of this month.
She was very weak and severely dehydrated when rescuers found her. They had to tranquilize her to keep her calm and stabilized. She was very thin and had arterial tension.
She spoke with great difficulty but managed to say she was happy being rescued. And that she was worried about her friends.
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"Hopes of finding more survivors are now fading by the day, especially as Haiti has been rattled by dozens of aftershocks following the initial quake.
Experts say each powerful new tremor diminishes remaining hopes for people buried in rubble, who risk being crushed by masonry dislodged by the new tremors.
Cases of trapped survivors holding out for a week after an earthquake are considered extraordinary, while surviving beyond 10 days is extremely rare.We have to keep believing. There's hope.
But the rescue teams are not giving up."