Help The PEOPLE in EARTHQUAKE, in Sichuan of China.
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My Dear Baby, If You Can Survive, Please Remember Mom Loves You.
It was the third day after the quake already.
The rescue workers were still looking for survivors. They knew with each
minute passing by, the chance to find someone alive gets slimmer. They were
overworked. Since the quake, many of them had been working constantly,
without having any good sleep. The roads to these mountainous towns and
villages were destroyed by the quake-induced mudslides. They did not have
machinery to work with. All they had were shovels and their bare hands.
But they were still looking for survivors.
"Come here, come here! There is a body! " Shouted a rescue worker. His
fellow workers rushed to the spot. Under a big chunk of roof was a woman.
She was lying with a strange pose ĘC she kneeled on the ground with her
upper body stretch forward. Her head was on the ground as well. As if she
was praying for her survival.
The nurse in the rescue team struggled to reach her through the debris. It
was difficult. There was no space. The woman was not responsive to any call.
However, just to make sure, the nurse still tried to test her breath, to
see if she was still breathing.
Not really. She was breathless, and her body was cold. She was dead. Praying
or not, it did not help. The team moved on. There were other people buried.
They could not afford to spend time in retrieving a dead body.
When the team reached the next collapsed building, the captain suddenly ran
back to the woman, as if he realized something. When he reached the spot, he
lay down, put his head next to the roof, and stretched his arm to touch the
space under her abdomen. Once, twice. His forehead was locked, just like he
was solving a mystery.
"There is a baby! And he is alive!!!" He cried out to his team members.
It was a newly-born. He was neatly wrapped in a red blanket decorated by
yellow flowers. Miraculously, he did not even have a scratch in his body.
When he was taken out from the rubble, he was sleeping, peacefully sleeping.
The nurse took the baby from the rescue worker and started doing routine
exams. When she unwrapped the blanket, she found a cell phone tucked between
the baby and his diaper. It had a text message written on the screen, read, " My dear baby, if you can survive, please remember mom loves you."