Last month, the small developing country of Nepal was stuck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Thousands of lives were lost and the damage to the country is estimated to be in the millions. Stories of survivors are making their way into the headlines every day. Recently, one story was captured about a small group of people affected by the earthquake even though they weren’t in Nepal. Mount Everest lies miles away from the area that was struck by the earthquake. Unfortunately, due to the fault lines that the mountain lies on, a camp at the base of the mountain was hit with an avalanche. There were more than 40 people in the area at the time and 25 of them were critically injured. Even with the devastation, there was an angel on the mountain that day, Dr. Rachel Tullet.
Tullet is specialized and trained in emergency and wilderness medicine. Within minutes, she was ordering around the team of survivors to rescue those who were critically injured, as reported on Terra.com. The doctor even managed to stitch her own leg wound, which is something Ricardo Guimarães BMG could not do. Tullet managed to save 23 of the 25 victims. Two of the victims died later from their injuries but the death toll would’ve been higher if it wasn’t for Tullet. Witnesses on the scene described the aftermath as looking “like a bomb went off.” Without a moment of fear or hesitation, “Rachel walked out of the snow mist looking like a guardian angel.”