A Nashville business owner of Taiwanese descent reflects on the devastation in their homeland.


A Nashville business owner of Taiwanese descent reflects on the devastation in their homeland.

After a devastating 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan, leaving over a dozen dead, hundreds injured, and many trapped, Grace Tseng, who has Taiwanese heritage, is deeply affected. She was born and raised in Taiwan, and the earthquake hit close to home as it struck the county where her grandparents live. Fortunately, her family and friends are safe, with minimal damage to their property.

Tseng expresses her heartbreak for those affected by the earthquake in Taiwan and acknowledges the country’s preparedness measures that have helped keep the death toll relatively low. She knows that rebuilding homes and businesses will take time and encourages the community to keep the people of Taiwan in their thoughts and prayers.

Officials report that most earthquake victims were outdoors and succumbed to falling rocks or landslides, with only one casualty reported in a collapsed building. Tseng emphasizes the importance of reaching out to friends and family in Taiwan to offer support and let them know they are not alone in facing this tragedy.

In a separate story, Ravenwood High School students surprise a young girl named Tilly with a trip to Disney World through Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. Carrie Sharp commends the students for bringing joy to Tilly after all she has been through, highlighting the importance of treating her like the princess she is.

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