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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Our hearts have been sadden and touched by the recent earthquake in China .
. . especiallly sad to have lost so many school children.
Attached is a power-point presenation that was sent to us a few days
following the quake by one of our professor friends at Nanjing University.
It shows the feeling there.
Just want to share it with you. And thanks becky, my dear US teacher when I was in nanjing University, for the sharing.
Translations from Chinese by Candice Zhou
In the Wenchuan earthquake, Huanhuan kindergarten in Zundao town was collapsed at the moment more than 80 children were having their noon snap. Three teachers and more than 50 children are killed in the disaster. Now two teachers are injuried and under operation. One child is still missing.
After the earthquake, parents were gathered around the ruins, calling their children’s names from time to time. At the beginning, children could give faint response. But as time passed by, the response became weaker and weaker. Parents felt helpless, sitting near the ruins, anxiously waiting for the rescuers.
The head of the kindergarten bursted into tears when she recalled the time when one of her teachers, Miss Qu Wangrong was found by the rescue team. “At that time, Miss Qu flutter to the ground, with her back firmly blocked the collapse of the concrete sheet, arms still firmly holding a child. The child is rescued, but Miss Qu has left us forever.”
In the ruins, you can see small pillows, quilts and shoes everywhere. People don’t want to imagine the helplessness and panic at that time. However, it’s because an ordinary people just like Miss Qu, we have more children rescued.
original links: http://club.news.sohu.com/r-zz0081-107431-0-0-0.html