Feature Writer Romeo Edmead – Amidst Destruction, Survivors Still Miraculously Found

In the aftermath of the horrific natural disaster in Japan, images and stories of death and destruction consume the majority of media coverage. The recent earthquake and tsunami that ravaged parts of Japan have naturally resulted in many awful stories, but there are some inspirational tales of survival, too.

Last week, a 4-month-old baby in Ishinomaki was swept right out of her parents’ arms by a strong wave.  With the amount of debris and the volume of water present in the powerful tsunami waves, the likelihood of the child ever being found was nearly non-existent.  But miraculously, she was found alive three days later under a pile of rubble and was reunited with her parents, who could not believe their amazing luck.

Another tale involves a 70-year-old woman also defied the odds. Although the tidal wave was powerful enough to sweep the majority of an entire region away, apparently it still was no match for her.  She went along for the ride when her house and the rest of her neighborhood was swept away, but she was eventually rescued and taken to the hospital with no life threatening injuries.  With more than 18,000 people still currently missing, it’s a miracle that she was found in good condition.

Another man, 10-years her junior, did not want to part with his house, either. Found holding onto his roof top, a 60-year-old man was rescued after floating at sea for a couple of days. Not surprisingly, when he was rescued he said he thought that day would be his last on the planet.

Japanese rescue teams said stories such as these serve as a breath of fresh air, and provide further inspiration for them to continue searching. Hopefully the will to live continues to spread, reaching all of the survivors, especially during these tumultuous times.

Source: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/03/15/miracles-in-japan-four-month-old-baby-70-year-old-woman-found-alive/?hpt=C2

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