Qing Jingwen, a senior high school student who lived through the May 12 Earthquake at Wenchuan, the epicenter in Sichuan, finally fulfilled her dream of becoming a Paralympic volunteer. On the afternoon of September 5, she was seen among a group of city volunteers, busy serving tourists at the Qianmen Volunteer Station in Beijing.
Four other Wenchuan teenagers who were crippled in the aftermath of the earthquake also pitched in. On September 6, they joined a team of volunteer paramedics from Beijing’s Fuxing Hospital, the very people who had given them medical treatment in the wake of the earthquake. The teenagers did this of their own accord; they just wanted to do something in gratitude not only to those who had saved them, but also to all the Beijing residents who had come to the relief of the earthquake stricken areas.