Earthquake Baby Kept Alive with Protection from Mother’s Body

This is a bittersweet story that has emerged from the Sichuan earthquake tragedy (see video in Chinese).   When a house collapsed on a mother and her 3 to 4 month old infant, the mother protected the baby’s body with hers by kneeling prostrate over the baby.  When rescuers arrived 5 days later, on May 17, they found the mother had been crushed to death, but that the baby was sleeping peacefully – alive.  Shortly thereafter they found the mother’s cellphone, where she had written the text message to her baby that read “My dear baby, if you live, you must remember that I love you.” 

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