By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST Ministries and the ASSIST News Service
NEPAL (ANS – May 13, 2015) – A pregnant woman who dug herself out of the rubble after the Nepal earthquake has given birth to a healthy boy.
The Red Cross said that 28-year-old Dolma Tamang was buried under her house when it collapsed on top of her on April 25th.
According to the BBC, she managed to free herself from the debris but was badly hurt and did not know where to go for help.
Health workers found her just as she was about to go into labor and rushed her to the nearest clinic in Melamchi.
“I was so worried about the baby, that I did not care about my own health, even though I had wounds everywhere and had trouble breathing”, said Ms. Tamang.
She said that her local health post had been destroyed by the 7.8-magnitude quake and that she had not been able to walk the three hours to the nearest clinic in Melamchi in Sindhupalchok, north-east of Kathmandu.
A Japanese mobile clinic team found her by chance, according to the Red Cross.
“This baby being born healthy is a sign of hope and second life for our whole family”, said Ms. Tamang.
“Even though we lost almost all of our belongings and live in a temporary shelter, I could not be happier and more thankful for this little miracle,” she said.
The BBC added that more than 8,000 people died in Nepal’s devastating quake last month.
At least 76 people were killed in a second major earthquake that struck on Tuesday near Mount Everest, just two weeks after the first.
Photo caption: Ms. Tamang’s baby was delivered safely and they are both now living in a temporary shelter. 2) Norma and Dan Wooding on a reporting assignment for ANS in Hollywood, California.
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 74, is an award-winning journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for more than 51 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS) and he hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio” show on the KWVE Radio Network in Southern California and which is also carried throughout the United States and around the world, and also “His Channel Live,” a TV show beamed to 192 countries. He is the author of some 45 books, the latest of which is a novel about the life of Jesus through the eyes of his beloved mother and called “Mary: My Story from Bethlehem to Calvary”. For more information, please go to http://marythebook.com/ , where you can find details of how to order the book.
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