9-year-old Anaiah Rucker was released from the hospital Wednesday March 17th after being hit by a truck last month while saving her 5-year old little sister from being struck. She was met by fire trucks and police cars in a hero’s welcome and escorted to her school. There students and teachers who showed their appreciation of her heroic act met her.
Anaiah and little sister Camry were on their way to the bus stop last month when the accident happened. It was raining and although Anaiah thought it was safe to cross, it wasn’t. She saw the truck and pulled Camry out of the way being ran down by the truck herself to save her sister.
It was touch and go for awhile as to whether Anaiah would live. She suffered a broken neck and two broken legs. She also lost a kidney and suffers from spleen damage. As a result of restricted blood flow Anaiah’s left leg had to be amputated.
When interviewed in her hospital room Anaiah was quoted as saying, “I thought she was too young. She’s my sister. I love her.” For the reason she pushed Camry out of harm’s way.
Wednesday has been declared Anaiah Rucker day in Madison Ga, the town that Anaiah is from. There will also be a barbeque fundraiser held at the local school on Saturday to help her mother with medical care.
In a world where there are so many bad things going on Anaiah Rucker proves that there are still good people out there.