Petra Němcová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtra ˈɲɛmtsovaː]; born 24 June 1979) is a Czech model, television host, author, and philanthropist. Injured in Thailand by a tsunami resulting from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, while her fiancé the photographer Simon Atlee was killed, Němcová is the founder and chair of the Happy Hearts Fund.I don't think I ever heard about her being injured by the tsunami before; see, this is educational.
Atlee had drowned, and Němcová suffered a broken pelvis and serious internal injuries, but she managed to hold onto the top of a palm tree, reportedly for eight hours, until she was rescued by Thai civilians and airlifted to an inland hospital nearby. Němcová spent three weeks in a Thai hospital, and then flew home to the Czech Republic, where she spent an additional three weeks in the hospital.That's pretty impressive actually. A lot of stronger and fitter people didn't survive.
Linked at Pirate's Cove in William Teach's "Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup" (and link round up). Wombat-socho has the The Other McCain's weekly Rule 5 roundup at "Rule 5 Sunday: Tied To You" right on schedule.