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Haitian teen survived for weeks under rubble

  • Darlene Etienne, 17, is treated at a French military field hospital after being rescued from a collapsed school building by a French search and rescue team in Port-au-Prince, Jan. 27, 2010. Etienne was pulled out of the rubble 15 days after an earthquake hit the Caribbean capital. RAMON ESPINOSA / AP

  • Darlene Etienne, 17, rests at a French military field hospital after being rescued from a building in Port-au-Prince, Jan. 27, 2010. French rescuers pulled the teenage girl out of the rubble 15 days after an earthquake hit the Caribbean capital. RAMON ESPINOSA / AP

  • This photo shows French medical staff Col. Lambert, left, tending to Haitian girl Darlene Etienne aboard the French medical ship Siroco, off Port-au-Prince. Etienne, 17, was pulled from the rubble in a stunning rescue 15 days after the earthquake and was in stable condition Thursday, able to eat yogurt and mashed vegetables to the surprise of doctors, who said her survival was medically inexplicable. JEROME SALES / AP

  • Darlene Etienne, 17, holds a picture of the French military doctors who treated her aboard the Sirico. After being trapped under rubble for 16 days, she was reunited with her family in a village outside Marchand-Dessalines in Haiti's Artibonite Valley, 4 hours north of Port-au-Prince. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Darlene Etienne, 17, right, and her grandmother Clairselie Demosterne look at pictures of her grandfather who lives in Miami. Darlene spent 16 days trapped under the rubble following the earthquake in Haiti before she was rescued. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Darlene Etienne, 17, center, sits on her mother, Kerline Dorsant's lap next to her brother Preslin and her sister Clairsimene in their one-bedroom home. Seven months ago, Darlene spent 16 days trapped under rubble following the earthquake in Haiti. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Darlene Etienne, 17, cooks lunch for her family in a small tin shed. Seven months ago, Darlene spent 16 days trapped under rubble following the earthquake in Haiti. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Darlene Etienne, 17, laughs with her sister Clairsimene, right, while she does her grandmother Clairselie Demosterne's hair. Seven months ago, Darlene spent 16 days trapped under rubble following the earthquake in Haiti. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Darlene Etienne, 17, plays with her cousin Jocelyn Assain Gilles on the front porch of her one-bedroom house. Seven months ago, Darlene spent 16 days trapped under rubble following the earthquake in Haiti. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A mother walks back from giving her two sons a bath in a stream in front of Darlene Etienne's home. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Darlene Etienne, 17, does her grandmother Clairselie Demosterne's hair, as she hold two-year-old Verline Emilca, a cousin. Seven months ago, Darlene spent 16 days trapped under rubble following the earthquake in Haiti. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Darlene Etienne, 17, walks with her cousin Jocelyn Assain Gilles down a dirt road to visit her aunt. Seven months ago, Darlene spent 16 days trapped under rubble following the earthquake in Haiti. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Earthquake survivor Darlene Etienne, left, stands with her sister Clairsimene Etienne and a newborn puppy outside the tin shed they use of cooking. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Seven months ago, Darlene spent 16 days trapped under rubble following the earthquake in Haiti before she was rescued. French military doctors treated her aboard the Sirico, and she was later reunited with her family in a village outside Marchand-Dessalines in Haiti's Artibonite Valley, four hours north of Port-au-Prince. PETER ANDREW BOSCH