Quinte, On. real estate agent: One Small Miracle

One Small Miracle

Young Lady Pulled From Rubble After 7 Days

Today was another bad day in Haiti. I sometimes wonder about the fairness in life. The struggling country was hit by an aftershock measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale. 6.1 would be considered a major earthquake by any standards, yet after the disaster of last week this aftershock pales in comparison. Fortunately it doesn't appear to have derailed the efforts of the aid agencies. The world will know more in a few short hours.

I would prefer to focus on something positive today. A young lady was recued from the rubble today. She had been buried under the rubble of a shopping centre for seven days without access to food or water. The team from SECOURISTES-SANS-FRONTIERES (Rescuers without Borders) worked diligently for over twelve hours to free her. 25 year old Hoteline Losana immediately phoned her brother to tell him that she was alright.

I know that it probably doesn't sound like a huge deal when faced with the fact that well over 100,000 people have lost their lives in this tragedy, however, it is still a miracle that someone could emerge from that alive after surviving seven days without water. Perhaps it's just one small miracle.

Comment balloon 11 commentsMalcolm Johnston • January 20 2010 03:37PM

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In a tragedy such as this it always helps to focus on the positives! (the "small" miracles)

Posted by Duane Murphy, Broker- Owner-Real Estate - (Expert Real Estate Partners LLC) over 8 years ago

Duane Murphy (Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Inc.) You are absolutely correct Duane. It's stories like this that keep the aid workers going.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Seven days with no food or water. She obviously was not ready to die. What an amazing story

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Ellie McIntire Real Estate in Howard County Maryland (The McIntire Team of Long & Foster) Yes Ellie, she must have been one brave woman. I could not begin to imagine how a week under the rubble would feel.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

It is a shame that this is happening. Talk about bad luck getting worse!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 8 years ago

Even small miracles are welcome I'm sure. It must give the searchers new insentive when they find someone alive after so long.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 8 years ago

Bill Gassett Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) Bill, they really do seem to be singled out by misfortune.

Janice Ankrett ASP (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) Lets hope so Janice,there's still a lot of work to do.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

It is so amazing to have someone come out at this point, and truly a blessing. Thank you for the post Malcolm.

Posted by Frank Kliewer over 8 years ago

Frank Kliewer (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Executive) Yes Frank, it truly is a blessing. Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Malcolm, It seems that "understanding why" can be an obstacle to forward progress in the face of tragedy. It appears that those who can do as you said, " prefer to focus on something positive today" end up accomplishing the most good in every situation. JMHO

Good Speed,

Steve

Posted by Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain (Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain) over 8 years ago

Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain  Thanks Steve, I never thought about it that way before, but I'm sure you are right. Maybe that's why positive people seem to accomplish so much more.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

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