Brave Nine-Year Old's Heroic Act Saves Sister

By Meera Dolasia on March 24, 2011

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To say that nine-year old Anaiah Rucker is a hero is an understatement, because there are truly no words to describe this young girl, who saved her younger sister from sure death, while putting her own life on the line.

February 4th, 2011 began as a typical morning in the Rucker household. After breakfast, Anaiah and her five year-old sister Camry, left for the school bus stop, situated across their house, while their mother watched from the balcony.

It was raining heavily, so both girls had their hoodies on, which is probably the reason they did not notice a truck that was approaching, as they tried to run across the road.

By the time Anaiah saw it from the corner of her eye, it was too late to prevent an impact - However, it was not too late to save her sister from fatal injury. Without giving it a second thought, Anaiah pulled Camry out of harm's way, and ended up bearing the entire brunt of the impact herself.

The nine-year old collapsed on the ground and stopped breathing for a few minutes. Fortunately, Loretta Berriman, a school bus driver who had watched the horrifying event as it unfolded, ran to her rescue and performed CPR, until she felt a heart beat.

The two sisters were rushed to the hospital, where young Camry was declared free from major injury. Anaiah, on the other hand, had broken both her legs, fractured her neck, damaged her spleen and destroyed a kidney.

Surgeons worked for over ten hours to save the big-hearted girl's life, and while they were able to repair her right leg and neck, her left leg was too shattered and had to be amputated the day following her accident. It took a month of rehabilitation before this brave little girl was released from the hospital and brought home to a heroes' welcome by her schoolmates and other residents of Madison.

Despite her severe injuries, Anaiah doesn't believe that she did anything heroic, because if she hadn't taken the hit, her little sister would have probably not survived, which, would have been worse. What an amazing big sister!

Wish to help pay Anaiah's family pay her medical bills? Contact United Bank at Madison, Georgia


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  • 090509
    090509Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 9:43 am
    that i so sad but it happeneds and i have seen that on the news
    • nw04lif3
      nw04lif3Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 9:43 am
      thats true bravery right there
      • swagger99yolo
        swagger99yoloTuesday, December 9, 2014 at 9:26 am
        im so sorry for that girl
        • imawesomeMonday, December 8, 2014 at 4:33 pm
          wow, she sure has a gigantic heart! she isn't cool, she's awesome!
          • rockstar2
            rockstar2Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm
            So sad..... I feel bad for that girl...);
            • sherlockcutepup
              sherlockcutepupWednesday, November 19, 2014 at 3:08 pm
              it is so sad that she broke both legs,fractured her neck,damaged her spleen and destroyed her kidney,but heroic that she saved her little sister.
              • mayu0327
                mayu0327Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:02 am
                :( OMG!! IThis article is so emotional
                • nikukyu
                  nikukyuWednesday, November 19, 2014 at 1:44 am
                  I am AMAZED! What a big, no, huge hearted girl!!
                  • happypug12
                    happypug12Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 3:59 pm
                    That is so sweet of that girl to save her little sister!
                    • M.NikithaTuesday, November 18, 2014 at 3:25 am
                      Very sad to listen only but she faced




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