By Aidan White
P: She thought it was dangerous because of the war.
WD: Why do you think they torpedoed the ship?
P: I think it was because they thought there was oil on board.
WD: How did you end up on the raft?
P: I don't know. I was hit on the head while trying to get on the raft. Then, I woke up on a raft with a black guy and a cat.
WD: How did you survive alone on the raft with the guy?
P: His name was Timothy. He had a tin with biscuits, matches, and chocolate and a keg of water.
WD: So, how did you react when you went blind?
P: I went all crazy like, "I'm blind! I'm blind!"
WD: How did you get to the island?
P: We drifted with the sea and we saw an island and decided to go.
WD: How did you survive on the island?
P: Timothy taught me how to fish, weave, make a fire, and walk around the island.
WD: So how did Timothy die?
P: When the hurricane struck the island, Timothy tried to protect me with his body and he died trying to save me.
WD: What did you do with his body?
P: I dug a grave by myself and buried him.
WD: How were you saved?
P: At first when I hear an aircraft, I lit a fire but nothing happened so I thought the fire didn't make any smoke so I burned sea grapes to make black smoke.
WD: What happened to you after you were saved from the island?
P: They took me to a hospital and started surgery on my eyes because the thing that hit me damaged some nerves making me go blind.
WD: How did you feel about being lost on the island?
P: I felt like I wasn't going to get rescued because Timothy said that we were in the Devil's Mouth, surrounded by coral where no big ships could get through.
Location:Hato Airport - Curacao
Comfort Level:96 °F
Dew point:73 °F
Wind:18 mph from 110° East-southeast
Last update:Wed 11:00 AM AST
World War 2
August: As many as 400,000 Jews will be murdered in occupied Europe during this month alone.
August 1: In an attempt to conserve oil for the war effort, President Franklin Roosevelt asks residents of the coal-rich states in.