(The Monitor, 01/25/2010) “Quake Survivor Lived On Beer For 11 Days”
A shop worker buried in the Haiti quake has been pulled alive from the rubble after 11 days – and told how he survived on beer and cookies.
Dozens of onlookers cheered as Wismond Exantus emerged smiling from a deep tuned drilled by rescuers. Mr. Exantus had initially survived by diving under a desk when the rubble started to fall round him as the quake struck. The 24-year-old found himself trapped in a tiny space but discovered a few select groceries within arms’ reach beer, biscuits and cola. Speaking from his hospital bed he said: I was hungry. But every night I thought about the revelation that I would survive. “ I would eat any thing I found. After the quake I didn’t know when it was day and when it was night. “It was God Who was tucking me away in his arms. It gave me strength.”
For how can love attain true appreciation
if it has never weathered tribulation?