Imagine the terror that was going through the minds of the schoolchildren in Uvalde, TX, when shots started to ring out.
A gunman had just told them all that they needed to “prepare to die.”
Bodies were falling all around and their teacher was dead, but one little girl had the presence of mind to both call for help and put survival skills to use to save her life and hopefully many others.
Miah Cerrillo is only 11 years old, and thankfully she will see her 12th birthday.
She has herself to thank for that.
As shots rang out, according to her aunt, the 11-year-old had the presence of mind to cover herself with blood from other girls and play dead.
Before she did that, however, she grabbed the phone of her teacher, who had been shot, to call 9-1-1.
Her aunt, Blanca Rivera, stated, “My sister-in-law said is that she saw her friend full of blood, and she got blood and put it on herself.”
While the young girl was calm during the attack, the shooting has clearly left her traumatized.
Rivera stated that her sister, the little girl’s mother, had called her around midnight because Miah was having a horrible “panic attack.”
Nineteen of this little girl’s friends are dead, as well as two of her teachers, and she witnessed it all firsthand.
I cannot imagine the trauma these children face as they move forward with their lives.
Miah had a younger sister in the school as well, but she was unharmed.
Miah suffered some lacerations, which were treated at a local hospital and she was later released back to her family.
This is an amazingly brave little girl, and we can only hope that she and the rest of her friends that survived are somehow able to recover from this.
Source: New York Post