Girl 95% Burned Trying To Save Ill Mother

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The tale of a girl who sustained horrific burns to almost all of her body trying to save her mother from their burning home has been attracting much sympathy in China of late.

The 13-year-old girl was playing on the roof of the Henan province building she called home, when a fire broke out in her 2nd storey residence.

Knowing her mother was ill and bedridden, she rushed home to save her, ignoring the burning building around her.

Unfortunately, just as she arrived a gasoline can stored in their residence ignited,  engulfing her in flames.

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Despite 95% burns to her body she was rescued from the building alive, and has clung to life for the 20 days since the accident.

With tragically predictable pathos, when she regained consciousness in hospital, her first act was to ask after her parents.

One of the hospital doctors treating her has reportedly paid for the 20,000 yuan cost of her treatment so far, although it is not clear what her future prospects are.

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    Avatar of Rokudaime
    Comment by Rokudaime
    14:57 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    This is a real tragedy...Also, if I was that badly burned, and my parents died as well, despite my best efforts to save them, then I would have asked the hospital staff to please just let me die...I wouldn't want to live like that...The girl must have a strong will, and this is really admirable. My best wishes to her.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:11 11/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    like seriously, in that state, best they can do for her, is let her die.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:10 12/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    That's not for them to decide.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Huh? Its a DECISION to keep her alive...

    They could give her a shot, that would end her suffering in seconds.

    The girl has ZERO chance of living. Her skin is cooked, not just the thin upper layers. Her arms and legs are dead. Infection will kill her. While most of her nerves are dead, she is in pain.

    This is not about playing GOD... its about helping someone, a child... to not suffer.


    Comment by Anonymous
    07:20 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's nice to know that not everyone on 'Kaku isn't a jaded hound dog.. good group of fellas here! :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:40 13/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry to say, but in reality sometimesc even /b is more classy than this moneymaking place full of grade school sadistic weaboos.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    22:08 11/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    According to a link posted above, her parents made it out. So there's that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:21 13/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That shit ain't worth living with.

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    Comment by Lexi
    14:29 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Did her mother die or not?

    "The girl's mother, 45-year-old Liu Yujiu, escaped with just burns to her feet.

    "She has said she will donate her skin to help her daughter."

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    Comment by Artefact

    The original source I came across was worded to suggest she died, but some double-checking against other sources does suggest this was in error - I've updated the article, although unfortunately it is still not clear whether she actually "rescued" her as such.

    Thanks for the correction!

    Comment by Anonymous

    "it is not clear what her future prospects are"?
    >80% burns is almost like saying she is dead, and even if she had a chance, this is China we are talking about, she will die.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:56 16/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is that.... is that what burned skin looks like...or are her clothes likes melted onto her.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:24 18/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet they can't even cut the burned clothes off. They should euthanize her. It's a very cruel fate.

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    Comment by Moar
    16:26 13/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I feel for the girl but really, it isn't because it's china, it's more like being exposed to the elements of the world in general that will make life hard to hold onto for her unfortunately. She is most likely to get deathly sick without the skin acting as a barrier to stop microbes from getting in.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:15 12/04/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    trolls are funny and sometimes witty you sir are not.

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    Comment by Satonaka
    01:54 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Says the anonymous, make an account so we can down vote you with consistency and so you can receive them without the mask :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:20 13/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    04:48 12/04/2013 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Ironic when your avatar is wearing a mask..

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:05 11/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's such a relief to hear that, I thought from the article that the mother died (since it only mentioned "trying"). It's still horrific what happened to her, but at least she didn't also lose her parents.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:05 11/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's such a relief to hear that, I thought from the article that the mother died (since it only mentioned "trying"). It's still horrific what happened to her, but at least she didn't also lose her parents.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:06 11/04/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.9)

    Since you're still talking then Yes, the mom is still alive, your mom

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    Comment by Kinny Riddle
    21:14 11/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Anonymous 17:06, you don't even qualify as troll, that is reserved for people with at least some shame.

    You qualify as a shameless cunt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shameless is fine, but why a "cunt"?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:50 11/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    That was lame. So lame... You suck at joking.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:46 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    wow what a stupid joke....

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:11 11/04/2013 # ! Drivel (-1.0)


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    Comment by Gradius
    15:22 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    95% burned? Is just impossible to survive, I got 3rd burn once so I know perfectly well what I'm talking about.


    Comment by Anonymous
    13:28 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I can understand the chances for survival are abysmally low for this poor girl. I just hope she doesn't spend the remainder of her life in too much pain. This is one of the worst possible things for a person to live though.

    You're a brave kid, little girl. Just take it one day at a time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:20 14/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    19:39 11/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, you got burnt once...

    There have been cases where ppl have survived 98% burns in the past. Things do happen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:46 11/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And people who survived from napalm strike.

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    Comment by DonoPatay
    00:57 13/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There are even people who actually came back from the dead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:19 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are people who get shoot in the forehead and live, but if you had to bet...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:47 16/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    1st degree burns vs 3rd degree burns...

    Like having a pot of boiling water thrown on you... shouldn't kill you.

    This poor girl is very very badly burned, she shouldn't be alive. infection will kill her. Nothing is going to repair or replace her skin or muscles.

    She was cooked alive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:45 30/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    1) 3rd degree burns are full thickness type not superficial (1st degree).

    2) Having boiling water thrown at you can kill.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 13/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can survive fist degree burns on most of your body but what she got is third degree burns. There is no hope for her.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:15 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    People are sturdier than you give them credit. It's possible to survive from almost anything which doesn't destroy the brain, as long as it's treated in time.

    That said, "in time" may mean 10 hours or 10 seconds depending on the injury in question.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    No it is not possible to survive this. She is holding on, but death will come shortly. This is a fact for this type of burn. The body can not heal itself from something like that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:18 13/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still have never heard about someone surviving being cut in half, even if the brain is intact.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:37 25/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It could be done medically, the problem is that they'd have be treated almost immediately after the incident which is next to impossible

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    Comment by JOHN
    14:13 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    dat girl had more ballz than me

    Best of luck

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    Comment by Return of the Jello
    14:39 11/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    For real. If that was me I would of just stayed in that fire and let it kill me. Damn that girl is strong. @_@

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:05 11/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    I think if you're actually in a life or death situation such as that, you'll find your will to live suddenly becomes a whole lot stronger...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 13/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If anything, I'm astonished she was even capable of getting down the street, because from what I understand her balls must be the size of trucks to go into a burning building while failing to hesitate.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:23 13/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or she's 13 and Chinese and has little concept of "fire, burrrrns".

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 18/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously, You are going to make jokes of this tragic event? Wtf is wrong with you.

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    Comment by S R
    14:14 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    At times like this it almost feels like she should have just died. Not she is destroyed both physically and emotionally. And people, please don't say "At least it didn't explode" now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:39 11/04/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    A gas can DID explode.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 12/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    But that was a secondary explosion, after the fire had already started. The question is, what exploded to *start* the fire? A computer monitor? A carrot? A condom?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:03 11/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    seriously.... a gas can DID explode now. what we doin now?

    Comment by Anonymous

    at least it didnt explode

    but yeah i dunno wether this is actually good for her or not. Its up to her wether or not it was worth saving her

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