During the tragedy that was the Westgate Mall massacre in Nairobi last year, one mother did something so brave, the world will never forget it. Her name is Faith Wambua-Luedeling. She was with her young son and daughter when the gunmen began open firing at the shoppers.
She pressed her children to the ground in the mall, helping them play “dead,” even as gunshots continued to ring out.
To soothe her children while the shooting was still happening, Faith sang to them.
“We were just lying there — there would be shooting going on, then it would stop,” she told NBC News. “There were times I could hear the bullet casing dropping on the floor near us. We could smell the gunpowder and we would really be scared.”
Even though Faith was terrified herself, she did what she could to keep her children safe. New York Times photojournalist Tyler Hicks…
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