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Many incidents in the last year led China to introspect and consider the issue of 'Good Samaritans' and 'saving the other'. The story of Zhang Lili made her an undisputable hero in the middle kingdom. Teacher Zhang jumped and saved two pupils from the wheels of a car, rescuing the children and leading herself to a critical medical condition. Residents rush to visit her, netizens send their blessing and the media is expounding the scope of this story, narrating Zhang's background and intensifying her hero image.

在孩子生命面临威胁的刹那[1],没有时间多想,更来不及犹豫,张丽莉的奋力[2]一推让孩子免于了灾难,而自己却失去了双腿。交通事故是偶然的,但张丽莉舍身救人[3]的事迹[4]却不是偶然的。连日来,记者在不断探寻这一事迹的根源,朋友、师长、同事、学生......每个人的心目中都有一个不同的张丽莉。

得知张丽莉老师于13日转至哈尔滨(Harbin)医院的消息,许多市民纷纷赶到医院探望[5]张老师。这几天,看过本报关于张丽莉报道后,许多热心读者给本报打来电话,询问张老师的病情[6]。人们都很关心张老师的病情进展情况,并且希望可以为张老师做一点事。

张丽莉的大学老师李枫也前来探望。李老师说:"我相信她一定能够战胜这次挑战[7]。她把学生的安全放在第一位,作为她的老师,我为她感到自豪[8]。"

张丽莉的同事张宇政说:"我刚刚工作的时候,张丽莉总是非常热心的帮助我。她平时是个乐观开朗[9]的人,老师和学生跟她都特别有亲近感[10],都喜欢和她在一起。

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Vivid teacher Zhang Lili (left) and her present hospital state, in two photos that are nowadays circulating Chinese internet portals

In the split second when children's life was at danger, when there was no time to think and certainly not to hesitate, Zhang Lili spared no effort to save the children from disaster. She lost her two legs. The car accident was accidental, but Zhang Lili's deed, sacrificing herself to save lives, was not accidental. In the last few days, reporters unceasingly look for the sources for this deed, inquiring friends, teachers, workmates, pupils... every person carries a different version of Zhang Lili in ones heart.

Since receiving the news on May 13 that Zhang Lili was transported to the Harbin hospital, many townspeople have rushed to the place to pay a visit. In these days, many enthusiastic readers call the newspaper, asking about Zhang's health. People are all worried for the condition of teacher Zhang and wish to do something for her.

Zhang's high school teacher Li Feng also paid a visit. Teacher Li said: "I believe that Zhang can overcome this challenge. She put the pupils' security in the first place. As her former teacher I am proud of myself."

Zhang's workmate Zhang Yuzheng said: "When I started to work, Zhang Lili always helped me enthusiastically. She is mostly a happy and optimistic person. Other teachers and pupils have very warm feeling to her and like to be at her presence.

Original article posted by Heilongjiang Morning Post 黑龙江晨报

[1] 刹那 chànà - Split second, instant

[2] 奋力 fèn lì - Spare no effort

[3] 舍身救人 shěshēn jiù rén - Give one's life to save the other

[4] 事迹 shìjì - Deed

[5] 探望 tànwàng - Pay a visit

[6] 病情 bìngqíng - Medical condition

[7] 挑战 tiǎozhàn - Challenge

[8] 自豪 zìháo - Proud of oneself

[9] 乐观开朗 lèguān kāilǎng - Optimistic and cheerful

[10] 亲近感 qīnjìn gǎn - Intimate feelings


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