Monday’s 7.9 earthquake in China, very moving story on NPR

Driving home from work today I was listening to NPR and heard this story, which reduced me to tears. Reading the words has nowhere near the same impact as listening by clicking their “Listen Now” link (11 minutes, 44 seconds).

People often talk about how it’s very hard to relate to a large number of deaths that are very far away, of people who you don’t know personally. I did not think much about the earthquake when I heard the news Monday, and it didn’t occur to me to contribute to the Red Cross. All that changed after hearing the story.

Because I have a 2 year old son, like the Fu’s, I’m sure the story had an extra impact on me. But right now I cannot think of anything else.

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