Post Date: 15th Jan, 2011 - 4:15pm
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My heart broke when I read the story of Jordan Rice, a 13 year old boy who realized not all of his family could be saved and ended up making the ultimate sacrifice, in asking one of the rescuers to save his brother first.
Jordan Rice was only 13, but when he realized not all of his family could be saved, he ended up making the ultimate sacrifice.
As floodwaters rushed up around him and his family, the Toowoomba, Australia, boy -- who was afraid of the water -- made a decision that would cost him his life: His little brother should be rescued first. Rice and his mother were swept away and drowned in the country's massive floods this week.
"Jordan can't swim and is terrified of water," his father, John Tyson, told the Toowoomba Chronicle. "But when the man went to rescue him, he said 'save my brother first.'"
Tyson said he was heartbroken but proud of his son. "I can only imagine what was going on inside to give up his life to save his brother, even though he was petrified of water. He is our little hero...
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Post Date: 17th Jan, 2011 - 12:35am
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Page 2 Australia Floods
They're experiencing a terrible mess out there. I wonder if it was as bad as when it hit New Orleans? There were some clips of people bathing in the water but if I'm not wrong that's one of the worst things you can do because the water could contain many diseases.
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