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Sichuan Earthquake Update » Blog Archive » Cola Boy

Sichuan Earthquake Update

Help the Earthquake Children to Recover
May 28th, 2008

Cola Boy

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.  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

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