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

Resources: news.yahoo.com,morgancountycitizen.com

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  • gally girl9/16/2014
    i'm a nine year old to but why would she risk to die at such a young age???
    • Maddy42119/14/2014
      wow....just wow..... she is so brave....jesus saw her heroic act and saved her probably! im so glad she is not died! :)
      • tiana6493
        tiana64939/9/2014
        she has the goodness of god inside her
        • katniss3000
          katniss30008/5/2014
          thats so brave i wish i could be that brave too. :0 :) ;)
          • seary
            seary7/23/2014
            Wow that is sooo amazing and cool. I don't think I could do that knowing that I could get injured quiet bad or could die
            • seary
              seary7/22/2014
              Wow God must have looked down and smiled even though he would have known it was going to happen
              • seary
                seary7/22/2014
                Wow what a brave girl she is.
                • dolphinlover196/13/2014
                  god bless her i hope she lives happily ever after despite this accident
                  • wildchild999
                    wildchild9996/5/2014
                    God bless this little girl. just........ wow thats amazing
                    • waterprincess
                      wow

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