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3-year-old earthquake survivor's new life

2009-11-06 05:48:50 GMT2009-11-06 13:48:50 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Song Xinyi (L) learns how to play piano from Huang Yanlin, a professor of Sichuan Conservatory of Music, in Chengdu, capital city of southwest China's Sichuan Province, on Oct. 27, 2009.(Xinhua/Chen Xie)

Song Xinyi helps herself up after falling down on the ground in her kindergarten in Chengdu, capital city of southwest China's Sichuan Province, on Oct. 27, 2009. Shielded by the bodies of her parents, three-year-old Song Xinyi survived the 8.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Sichuan Province on May 12, 2008. After receiving artificial limb rehabilitation treatment, little Song Xinyi stood up again and started a new life. Now, she has been a pupil of Chengdu's Golden Apple Kindergarten. With the mass help from different circles of the society, little Song Xinyi become optimistic and grateful. As Xinyi's 4-year-old birthday came, people who care for Xinyi all along came from different cities of China to gather in Chengdu and held a birthday party for her. "She has understood the meaning of gratefulness and she hopes to help others when she grows up", Song Gang, little Yixin's uncle said. (Xinhua/Chen Xie)

Song Xinyi performs in her kindergarten in Chengdu, capital city of southwest China's Sichuan Province, on Oct. 26, 2009. (Xinhua/Chen Xie)

Song Xinyi, an earthquake orphan, smiles in her kindergarten in Chengdu, capital city of southwest China's Sichuan Province, on Oct. 26, 2009. (Xinhua/Chen Xie)

Song Xinyi takes a dancing class in kindergarten in Chengdu, capital city of southwest China's Sichuan Province, on Oct. 27, 2009. (Xinhua/Chen Xie)

Shielded by the bodies of her parents, three-year-old Song Xinyi survived the 8.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Sichuan Province on May 12, 2008.

After receiving artificial limb rehabilitation treatment, little Song Xinyi stood up again and started a new life. Now, she has been a pupil of Chengdu's Golden Apple Kindergarten. With the mass help from different circles of the society, little Song Xinyi becomes optimistic and grateful.

As Xinyi's 4-year-old birthday came, people who care for Xinyi all along came from different cities of China to gather in Chengdu and held a birthday party for her. "She has understood the meaning of gratefulness and she hopes to help others when she grows up", Song Gang, little Yixin's uncle said.

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