Skip to comments.He Held Their Lives in His Tiny Hands
Posted on 09/05/2005 2:32:49 AM PDT by guitarnick40
BATON ROUGE, La. In the chaos that was Causeway Boulevard, this group of refugees stood out: a 6-year-old boy walking down the road, holding a 5-month-old, surrounded by five toddlers who followed him around as if he were their leader.
They were holding hands. Three of the children were about 2 years old, and one was wearing only diapers. A 3-year-old girl, who wore colorful barrettes on the ends of her braids, had her 14-month-old brother in tow. The 6-year-old spoke for all of them, and he told rescuers his name was Deamonte Love.
Thousands of human stories have flown past relief workers in the last week, but few have touched them as much as the seven children who were found wandering together Thursday at an evacuation point in downtown New Orleans. In the Baton Rouge headquarters of the rescue operation, paramedics tried to coax their names out of them; nurses who examined them stayed up that night, brooding.
Transporting the children alone was "the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, knowing that their parents are either dead" or that they had been abandoned, said Pat Coveney, a Houston emergency medical technician who put them into the back of his ambulance and drove them out of New Orleans.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
OK so now we've got a 6 year old who was more resourceful and smarter than the frikin mayor.
I posted in a live thread on Saturday this wonderful picture that was in the Billings Gazette photo gallery.
Tanisha Blevin, 5, holds the hand of Nita LaGarde, 105, as they are evacuated from the Convention Center in New Orleans Saturday. Hundreds of people have waited several days to be evacuated.
That is the sweetest picture that I have seen yet. That must be why I haven't seen it anywhere else. We wouldn't want people to think many of the people are actually helping one another. The OLD MEDIA'S agenda exposed once again.
And the Governor was ------
Those guys in the yellow cart are catching up.
Pretty freakin sad isn't it. Maybe the dems can put him up in the next primary. Probably better than anything they have in the pipeline, plus they would sure save on diapers and tissues.
You know, in spite of the horrors, there is so much hope, here, so much bravery, goodness, and decency, on display, in the middle of this disaster. Just when you think Americans are down for the count, they rise up and surprise you.
Thank God for the happy ending!
BSF, thanks for posting that great, heartwarming pic with the accompanying info.
You got that right Pajamajan, kickin' a** for 229 and we ain't goin nowhere but forward.
One thing I've noticed is that the kids seem to be in more control than the supposed grownups who were running things. God Bless all of them and may they find safety and comfort.
Yes! God surely sent His "Guardian Angels" to help these little ones. Our family includes adopted children and one of the Mothers has been shedding tears over the helpless children all week..Thank God for the hands which are rescuing and lovingly caring for them..Everyone seems to be doing what everything possible to help..
( Pajamajan raises glass to computer screen for a toast to America)
Precious pics, Thanks! Shows that prayers are answered and Who was holding "his tiny hands", doesn't it?
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