Angela Mouscardy was on the second floor of her school in Haiti when the earthquake hit on Jan. 12, 2010.
When the school crumbled, Angela was knocked out. Workers found her, and thinking she was dead, placed into a truck that contained many dead bodies. When they arrived at the unloading site, Angela woke up — her movement alerting workers that she was still alive.
They transported her to the hospital where she met Vivian Lamphour, a psychologist from the West Los Angeles Church. Lamphour was touched by her story and arranged with an organization called Save Africa’s Children to get Angela help.
“What struck me about her was her fighting spirit,” said Lamphou. “Each day she pushed to get through the pain and the fear.”
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