Back in August, I wrote a blog entry about the attack that occurred in the second level of the Beijing drum tower.

I received a comment on that story that I deeply hope is true, but ... partly because it was anonymous (see update), and mostly because there have been no further news reports that I've been able to find, I have no way of being sure. Here is a copy of that comment:

"I am a Canadian who was in Beijing and had worked with the guide who was injured in the attack. I am happy to report that she is OK, and getting married very soon. While she underwent surgery shortly thereafter, she has recovered well from her wounds. Her brother is a doctor, and I can attest to the fact that she received excellent care, as I visited her in the hospital on two occasions. While I know she still experiences physical pain, this young Chinese girl has an indomitable spirit, and I am certain she will make a full psychological recovery. I too was frustrated that for 2 days while in Beijing I could find no information on her status. I feared she may have died, and hardly a day goes by that I don't think of the courage of my Chinese friend. Her name was Olivia."
By this, I understand that her chosen "English" name is Olivia and that she is fine. I do so hope this to be true. It bothers me still that there has been zero coverage of her story.

In any case, I thought this was significant enough to post.

Update: The comment came from Heath Sterling, who contacted me separately through another site. Now that the comment is no longer "Anonymous" to that level ... I have a much higher confidence that it's true. :-)