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Jason O'Brien: Fight for life begins with struggle for hospital bed

Published 26/01/2010 | 05:00

A little fighter: Five-year-old Anne Colin battling her injuries in hospital
A little fighter: Five-year-old Anne Colin battling her injuries in hospital

MEET Anne Colin. Among the five-year-old's interests is reading, skipping, and "playing hospital" with her sisters. The situation the little fighter now finds herself in is certainly not a game.

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Anne was pulled from the rubble of her family home four days after the quake. Her head was between her legs, the concrete bearing down on her slowly crushed her skull.

"She hasn't said much since we got her out but when she was in there she heard her grandmother screaming her name," her father Waldo said yesterday. "Don't worry," she answered. "I won't die cos I've got Jesus in my heart."

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