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TANGSHAN, Hebei Province, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Calmly, Dong Huijuan explained how she had treated a survivor of the devastating Wenchuan earthquake on May 12, 2008, who was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Dong, 57, said her patient, a 17-year-old girl, had to have her leg amputated. The combination of loosing a limb and the terrifying experience of the earthquake was so traumatic that she refused to leave her hospital bed for 21 days.

When working with survivors of extremely tragic events, Dong uses her own experience as a way to coax her patients into opening up; "I also survived an earthquake. I'm an orphan of the Tangshan quake,"

After a few sessions with Dong, the girl managed to gather up enough strength to embrace Dong. "Aunt, you have brought me back to life," she said.

Dong's own experience of surviving the Tangshan earthquake planted seeds of interest in psychology -- she knows all too well how painful it is to recall terrifying events.

Dong is a psychology professor at Tangshan Normal University and the director of the disaster psychological intervention center at Tangshan's No. 225 Hospital.

Dong entered Hebei Normal University in 1980 majoring in sports psychology. In 1986, she attended graduate school in neighboring Shandong Province, and in Beijing in 2003, she became the first person in China to gain a PhD in disaster psychology.

She has worked with survivors of the Indian Ocean Tsunami at the end of 2004 and the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008.

"I just want to treat -- or at least relieve -- the pain of those who, like me, have suffered," Dong said.


Dong was one of the 4,204 children orphaned by a magnitude-7.8 quake that flattened Tangshan, destroying virtually all public facilities, on July 28, 1976.

That fateful day was her mother's birthday.

Her extended family had gathered at her parents home to celebrate. Her parents, brother, and sister-in-law would never celebrate her mother's birthday ever again.

Dong was trapped in debris for around seven hours, her elder sister dug her out with her bare hands.

"The seven homes in my courtyard were completely destroyed. I remember crawling on my hands and knees calling for my parents," Dong said.

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