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Chinese government gives Utah, and an immersion program, ‘highest respect’ for aid after bus crash

November 29, 2019

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From The Salt Lake Tribune, Nov. 23, 2019

It was difficult for Kristin Young to understand what her patients needed.


They spoke Chinese. Young didn’t. iPads and translation apps were only so helpful.


Even when Young, a nurse case manager at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, successfully tended to her patients’ health needs, she had to worry about serving them the meals to which they were accustomed and comforting them over the loss of life they had witnessed.

“We were reminded,” Young said Friday night, “that we may be different, but we are very much alike.”


After her remarks recounting her role in assisting the victims of a bus crash near Bryce Canyon National Park on Sept. 20, Young received a hug from Minister Xu Xueyuan, from the Chinese embassy to the United States.

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