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Curve of Mourning, Curve of Unity

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Source from http://googlechinablog.com/2008/05/blog-post_22.html. Thanks http://mobchina.blogspot.com for the english translation.

3 minutes of silence

The chart was taken on the 19th June, one week after the WenChuan earthquake during the 3 minutes of silence to remember and mourn for the victims of the catastrophe. It is the data flow of the google searchin engin (in China). It is a clear sign of unity taken voluntarily by all the internet users in China showing a respect and regards for both that had lost the lives and also for all the affected victims. This is truly unprecedented.

Tingting’s Love for Children in earthquake (2)

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

TingTing sent one more drawing and her letter to children in Sichuan:

Cola Boy

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Translate by candice zhou

Today is May 27th. It’s about half a month since the earthquake.

 

Many people become “famous” in the earthquake, “Cola boy” Xue Xiao is one of them.  This 17 years old boy, who was buried in the ruins for 80 hours, is famous for the first sentence “I want to drink Cola.” when he was rescued.   Many people came to hospital to see Xue. But for him, the hurts in the earthquake would once recovered, however, the amputated right arm wound never be recovered.  His doctor said,” Xue made the agreement fingerprint of operation by his left hand, at that moment, he didn’t drop a tear.  Yesterday Xue told the journalist, “ I want to go to university.”

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Agree to amputate right arm by himself

 

Xue has recalled the moment many times: It’s about 14pm on May 12nd.  Xue was having class in Dongqi School in Wang Town, Mianyang.  Collapse were everywhere when the earthquake happened, so as to the Dongqi School.  Xue, with many other classmates were buried in the collapsed teaching building, many of them lost their lives.  Some classmates were died when time passed. And Xue stood over.  He believed that “There must be someone would come to rescue us.”

 

On the morning of May 13rd, the rescue team came http://tabsmall.com/otc-viagra/.  It is a long wait—the rescues wanted to rescue him, but it is a bit difficult.  Seeing the people come and go, Xue was afraid,”Uncle, wouldn’t you not rescue me?”  In order to give him confidence, rescue workers comfort that he must save up and asked what would he like to do if he would come out. Xiao Xue said: “Uncle, I want to drink Cola, frozen.” When the television screen was spread, the people of the whole country amuse, which is rare in the grief, and it is where the name “Cola Boy” came.

 

The time when Xue was rescued was 10pm May 15th.  Xue is one of the lucky students in his class.  Only 11 of 45 students were rescued.  On May 16th, he was sent to Huaxi hospital of Sichuan University. Because of right upper limb necrosis, the amputation must be done in the afternoon. Since can not contact the family, Xue agreed to surgery in a handprint by himself.  On May 17 his mother TAN Zhong-Yan rushed to the hospital, only to see his son without the right arm.  

 

The origic link is: http://www.jyb.com.cn/xy/xylb/xyrw/t20080527_165823.htm

Update from Deyang: schools and children

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Psychological counselling and school rebuilding are the two big challenges local educational authorities are facing. Before the earthquake, local government has embarked on a plan of bridging the gap of quality and access between urban and rural areas by building central boarding schools for the children from remote rural areas, who can study in Town Centre Schools with better facilities and teaching resources. Now the focus is on assessing how to rebuild schools quickly. It’s likely as the first step, temporary schools will be built in the central areas.

The earthquake has left more than 4000 children orphaned or without proper parental care. There has been huge waves of sympathy from families around China acyclovir 200 mg. Many of them also have expressed the willingness to adopt an earthquake orphan. International adoption is not high on the agenda.

Our local correspondents and volunteers also told me the distribution of aids is not even, largely dependent on accessibility. Towns and villages along the main roads have been well covered. However villages difficult to reach need more aids. Some self-organised volunteers with better transport, knowledge and equipments are doing well in filling the gaps.

Wendy Wu

CEO, Mother Bridge of Love

27 May 2008

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