Haiti Earthquake Survivor Shows Amazing Spirit

Now, three days after the devastating earthquake that rocked the capital of Haiti on Tuesday, amazing stories of survival are beginning to pour out of the region amid tales of despair and heartbreak. This morning the “Today” show spoke to one impressive young American woman who was in Haiti as part of an adult literacy program when the earthquake hit. Trapped beneath rubble for several hours, Christa Breslford was preparing herself for death when she was pulled to safety by her brother and several strangers. Sadly, she lost a leg through the ordeal, but her attitude and amazing spirit are reminders of how important it is to keep things in perspective. “I’ll still get to live my life,” she told Matt Lauer, “there are a lot of people in Haiti who won’t.” With all the devastating images we’re seeing from Haiti, and the sad stories we’ll be hearing in coming days and weeks, it’s uplifting to hear one as inspirational as this. And remember, if you would like to make a donation to the Haiti relief effort, you can do so through Doctors Without Borders, the American Red Cross, or Yele.org, to name just a few. [via MSNBC]