Brave Nine-Year Old's Heroic Act Saves Sister


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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!

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  • ashdog3131
    ashdog3131about 2 years
    Omg that girl is heroic I never seen such a girl I was crying I might not be the best big sister when it comes to things but she is a very brave girl and that’s what we need in the world!
    • x_goddess_x
      x_goddess_xabout 2 years
      That girl is totally a hero! I mean, so many injuries!
      • maddie4567
        maddie4567over 3 years
        I would do the same for my big brother even though i might not make it but i will still do anything for him or the rest of my family might not be think but who cares i will save my whole family for nothing i hope the truck guy was arrested because he probably did see the girl .
        • kvickers
          kvickersabout 4 years
          She was an amazing sister! I would have done that for my sister! She is so BRAVE!😇
          • l0vemani
            l0vemaniover 4 years
            that was a brave young little girl.
            • monky :Pover 4 years
              cool but very desrecpectful <--- bad spelling
              • magicwolfover 4 years
                so sweet of her
                • meawesome1863
                  meawesome1863over 4 years
                  i would love to help her family i just don have enough money im in 6th grade as well
                  • Svsvzgvvabout 5 years
                    • Diamondabout 5 years
                      If my sister was in danger, I would do the same.