[Kez's parents are posting this email she sent via a friend's computer, received 5:10 pm on Jan 14, 2010]
Hi Mom and co. I am fine, not a scratch on me. St Joseph's [Boys' Home, across the street from where I live] is down, one of the boys and my neighbor Bill badly hurt. I've been caring for them and hundreds of others. Tired but doing OK.
I got to sleep a little last night while I was at hospital with Bill. I am back at my house right now, still have about 300 people camped out there that I am caring for as well as Bill who is stable now. Things are crazy here. People are getting evacuated, I think.
We're going to be OK though; it's just going to be tough for a while. No electricity, hard to get water, lots of the streets are blocked.
I haven't heard anything about HFC but it was closer to the epicenter of the quake than us, so I am scared for them.
I am fine, really and truly. Don't worry about me much. I'm not in any danger and I have people who are yelling at me [in a good way, telling me to take care of myself], feeding me and making me drink. We still have small tremors now and then but nothing real. Those are supposed to stop by Friday.
Gotta go back to the injured people. More when things calm down some.
[Kez's parents writing: ]
Keziah did a phone interview with ABC News just a few hours after the earthquake hit. It has been part of their reporting on national news and on Nightline (1/12). There have been several stories that quote her; one of them is online at http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=9548961