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Monday, April 4, 2011

Nine Year-Old Girl Saves Sister’s Life

Anaiah and Camry Tucker

Anaiah Tucker, a nine year-old from Atlanta, saved her five-year old sister Camry from being hit by a truck driving down the road. On their way to catch the school bus in March, Anaiah pushed her sister out of the way and was critically injured herself in the process.

Anaiah is now being hailed as a hero for saving the life of her sister. Anaiah recently told the press that her sister “was too young to be hit like this, and if she got hit she would hardly be alive.  She would probably be gone forever.”

After weeks of hospital care, Anaiah was welcomed home by her neighbors lining the streets to cheer her on. She will have a long period of recovery after breaking her neck and both her legs, one of which was amputated, and damaging her spleen and losing a kidney. Since the accident, friends and neighbors have shown their love and support by helping with medical bills. 

To learn more about Anaiah, please read “Heroic nine-year-old loses her leg after leaping in front of a truck to save her little sister.”

-Samantha Bradbeer
Junior Girl
Girl Museum Inc.

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