Sadly, this little girl's story is one of tens of thousands in Haiti right now, each one heartbreaking and grossly unfair: An 11-year-old girl resc
January 16, 2010

Sadly, this little girl's story is one of tens of thousands in Haiti right now, each one heartbreaking and grossly unfair:

An 11-year-old girl rescued from the rubble of her home Thursday in an hours-long effort has died, her family said Friday.

The girl -- one of scores trapped beneath buildings that collapsed in Tuesday's 7.0-magnitude quake -- was rushed to a first aid station Thursday evening where doctors told her family they were not equipped to deal with her injuries. Her right leg had been pinned by a large piece of metal for two days.

She died before her relatives could drive her to a more sophisticated hospital outside Port-au-Prince.

Her last words, her uncle said, were, "Mother, don't let me die." She was buried Friday in her mother's hometown, her uncle said.

If only more talking heads in this country could move past their own limited binary thought of politics to recognize that there is no Left/Right, no Democratic/Rebublican paradigm to this story. There is only humanity and more importantly, human suffering, to which we, as fellow humans, are obligated to respond. You can donate to Haitian Relief via Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders.

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