Girl 10 is first person to survive deadly jellyfish sting

A 10-year-old-girl is the first person to survive a sting from most poisonous creature in the world; the box jellyfish

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Wow!!!

Eliza N (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 29 April 2010 @ 16:39

omg she is so lucky

Katy H (Age 17) wrote on Thursday, 29 April 2010 @ 20:12

wow lucky girl

Megan B (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 30 April 2010 @ 07:07

that must of hurt!

Ben L (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 1 May 2010 @ 19:29

omg

Jessica D (Age 17) wrote on Sunday, 2 May 2010 @ 12:20

Lucky Kid. BOO890

Becky B (Age 15) wrote on Monday, 3 May 2010 @ 11:21

Wow! She was soooo lucky! I agree with 432loaderb. That reeeeally must have hurt!!!!

Coral H (Age 15) wrote on Tuesday, 4 May 2010 @ 19:13

Isn,t she a lucky girl

Mia T (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 5 May 2010 @ 14:37

Isn't she a lucky girl

Mia T (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 5 May 2010 @ 14:38

OMG!!!!!!!! WOW she's one lucky girl! :) x

Ellie A (Age 17) wrote on Thursday, 6 May 2010 @ 16:12

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!lucky girl-that must hurt loads!!!

Sophie W (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 7 May 2010 @ 16:48

wow

Isabella B (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 20 August 2010 @ 09:45

Oww! That must hurt a LOT!

Katie D (Age 16) wrote on Tuesday, 24 August 2010 @ 16:27

And I thought it was bad when I got stung by an nettle today! Ouch, that girl was really lucky! I thought they would be in the sea, not the river

Daisy H (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 @ 16:30

She is one very lucky girl! I bet it hurt a lot! x Ouch. Get well soon Rachael! xx

Annalise S (Age 16) wrote on Tuesday, 31 August 2010 @ 12:59

wow amazing

Keziah M (Age 16) wrote on Thursday, 2 September 2010 @ 10:52

Wow but weird!

Kristina F (Age 15) wrote on Sunday, 12 September 2010 @ 09:49

Ooh, that must of hurt. im really shocked but glad she survived! she's VERY lucky! Go Rachael!

Abi C (Age 17) wrote on Thursday, 23 September 2010 @ 18:29

WOW she is ssssssssssoooooooooooo lucky

Ameena A (Age 16) wrote on Tuesday, 5 October 2010 @ 15:50

I'm really happy that she lived!!!!

Amirah A (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 6 October 2010 @ 14:43

That is amazing!!!!!!

Molly F (Age 14) wrote on Thursday, 7 October 2010 @ 20:30

WOW

Bethany P (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 9 October 2010 @ 13:44

OMG! SHE IS SO LUCKY TO BE ALIVE AND SHE WAS ONLY 10!WOW!

Valeria B (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 22 October 2010 @ 15:49

lucky girl

Lara K (Age 16) wrote on Thursday, 28 October 2010 @ 11:16

wow

Hollie O (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 29 October 2010 @ 18:33

very lucky!!!!!!!!

Emily P (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 30 October 2010 @ 16:19

wow! Thats amazing shes lucky to be alive! The first person to survive a box jellyfish sting!

Abby M (Age 14) wrote on Thursday, 4 November 2010 @ 17:46

HOW SAD THAT IS AMAZING

LUKE M (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 5 November 2010 @ 14:10

lucky...

Matilda C (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 6 November 2010 @ 16:23

im gobsmacked

Matilda C (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 6 November 2010 @ 16:23

How did she survive

Paulina S (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 6 November 2010 @ 17:20

wow!!!! she's so lucky!

Lexi J (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 7 November 2010 @ 11:37

She's really lucky, she was the first person in the world to survive a deadly jellyfish.

Suzanne M (Age 16) wrote on Friday, 12 November 2010 @ 20:32

poor girl im australian too you shore can die in australia aussie aussie aussie oh oh oh!!!!!!!!!!

Martin B (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 13 November 2010 @ 09:50

I wonder if she is ok now.

Jennifer G (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 26 November 2010 @ 17:10

she was so luky i would never try

Rhianna G (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 27 November 2010 @ 16:24

She iz soooooooooooooooo lucky that must of hurt and wow she is only 10 !!!!!!!!

Supriya P (Age 14) wrote on Wednesday, 1 December 2010 @ 17:26

ooh! OW! OUCH! Lucky girl!

Sophie S (Age 15) wrote on Thursday, 2 December 2010 @ 17:01

Amazing! Especially for her age!

George G (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 6 December 2010 @ 08:21

shes 10 and suvives a box jellyfish???!!! that sounds like harry potter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom W (Age 13) wrote on Monday, 6 December 2010 @ 13:43

lucky her!

Caitie G (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 12 December 2010 @ 09:25

how lucky

Beth S (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 21 December 2010 @ 11:03

Yeah, I know, i did a project on that type of jellyfish, it hurts so much and you usually die within seconds!

Anya B (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 25 December 2010 @ 09:11

wow................... im scared of that kind of jellyfish so never swim off the west coast of australia between october and may

Alison H (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 27 December 2010 @ 18:28

wow lucky girl

Hollie O (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 29 December 2010 @ 14:33

That is just so lucky!

Helen R (Age 15) wrote on Tuesday, 4 January 2011 @ 20:09

you have got to be kidding!!!!!!

Christian Ayibongwe M (Age 10) wrote on Friday, 7 January 2011 @ 15:39

ouch.....

Alison H (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 15 January 2011 @ 13:52

She must be lucky

Emily P (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 4 February 2011 @ 18:47

OMG that is sooo scary

Adelina I (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 4 February 2011 @ 21:01

That WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Emily P (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 10 February 2011 @ 19:34

She's one lucky girl!

Sumaiyah K (Age 13) wrote on Monday, 14 February 2011 @ 17:18

that carnt be true

Lucy B (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 18 February 2011 @ 16:37

she is very lucky wow that must off been sore

Maria U (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 24 February 2011 @ 20:03

owweee very lucky girl!!! hope she is alright now

Gregor J (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 26 February 2011 @ 08:51

feel into a ivy bush and a nettle bush thinking that stong amgine wat pain she was in

Lamarh J (Age 14) wrote on Tuesday, 1 March 2011 @ 17:47

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!That is so amazing

Abigail H (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 2 March 2011 @ 14:35

WOW! OMG! COOL! :) :b :D

Amber T (Age 15) wrote on Monday, 7 March 2011 @ 21:37

OMG

Eleanor G (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 11 March 2011 @ 18:22

HOW LUCKY IS SHE

Ethan C (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 12 March 2011 @ 17:34

Ouchies

Emily B (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 @ 18:45

wow

Aniela G (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 17 March 2011 @ 16:42

That must have been lucky

Tom C (Age 15) wrote on Thursday, 17 March 2011 @ 17:32

omg omg omg omg

Eleanor G (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 20 March 2011 @ 08:44

It WOULD REALLY HURT.

Rhianna G (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 22 March 2011 @ 18:30

omg lucky.lol

Harry F (Age 14) wrote on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 @ 14:36

wow omg that must of hurt but she survied!!!!!!!!!!!!

Emily V (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 24 March 2011 @ 16:32

wow im grad she survived

Ka A (Age 15) wrote on Monday, 28 March 2011 @ 18:09

She must have been really lucky to have survived because of the most poisonous jellyfish in the entire world could have killed her. :) I'm glad she survived. (:

Emily F (Age 15) wrote on Thursday, 14 April 2011 @ 08:47

Wow!!!! I agree with smileybear, she's really lucky, and I'm glad she survived!

Juliette T (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 15 April 2011 @ 09:22

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Poppy S (Age 11) wrote on Sunday, 17 April 2011 @ 18:38

I think that is amazing.

Fred T (Age 13) wrote on Monday, 25 April 2011 @ 16:35

she was very looky

Nicole P (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 29 April 2011 @ 20:46

she is soooooo lucky!!!!!!

Anoushka N (Age 15) wrote on Thursday, 5 May 2011 @ 16:08

she is soooooo lucky!!!!!!!!!

Anoushka N (Age 15) wrote on Thursday, 5 May 2011 @ 16:10

mama mea

Christian Ayibongwe M (Age 10) wrote on Saturday, 7 May 2011 @ 18:32

WOW Hope she gets well soon that is amazing I never would have survived

Annabel D (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 9 May 2011 @ 16:52

OUCHY MAMA I have been bitten by a jellyfish and it really hurt but that... I must seem really wimpy

Alice F (Age 16) wrote on Monday, 9 May 2011 @ 17:59

If im dreaming and im not put pinch in comment box coz i think i am dreaming!

Freya W (Age 12) wrote on Thursday, 12 May 2011 @ 17:47

wow!!! lucky girl but i feel so sorry for her i meen having loads of scars and short-term memory loss!!!

Megan M (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 14 May 2011 @ 14:32

she is extremely lucky

Lucy B (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 14 May 2011 @ 18:25

Shes really lucky and it must have hurt loads... BAD JELLYFISH!!!

Amelia M (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 15 May 2011 @ 17:34

she must be super girl

Laura C (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 15 May 2011 @ 20:34

omg she is sooooooooo lucky she must be sooooooooo brave

Chloe P (Age 15) wrote on Tuesday, 17 May 2011 @ 11:18

Well done for surviving Rachael! Hope that you get better rapidly! I would hate it if that was me...I would be screaming like mad if I got stung!

Arabella M (Age 14) wrote on Tuesday, 17 May 2011 @ 16:38

That, I just have to admit, is one lucky kid

Elizabeth O (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 21 May 2011 @ 17:14

wow miracle

Olivia F (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 1 June 2011 @ 02:35

shes poor and lucky and im glad she survived. she s poor because shes now got to live with short term memory nd scars so she remembers what happened. Shes lucky because she survived. Im glad she survived! :)

Jessica S (Age 15) wrote on Sunday, 5 June 2011 @ 11:34

I'm glad she survived but I'm mostly glad she going to recover from the short-term memory loss :(

Poppy Anne N (Age 15) wrote on Thursday, 30 June 2011 @ 10:05

:0

George P (Age 14) wrote on Thursday, 14 July 2011 @ 16:22

i AM GLAD SHE IS OKAY

Emily S (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 16 July 2011 @ 08:40

LUCKY!

Bethan B (Age 14) wrote on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 @ 19:59

OMG!!!!!!!.how could she survive!!!!!!!!!she is so lucky!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Caitlin J (Age 11) wrote on Monday, 25 July 2011 @ 19:09

Wooww!

L B W (Age 16) wrote on Friday, 29 July 2011 @ 10:39

EVIL JELLYFISH!!! i thoiught the were my friends those jelly fish but that is evil!!!:(

Emma T (Age 14) wrote on Tuesday, 2 August 2011 @ 07:17

OMG!I hope she is OK.

Isha A (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 6 August 2011 @ 12:50

OMG!!! She is so lucky! I am glad she is OK!

Lea N (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 8 August 2011 @ 14:12

GIRL POWER!!!

Jaya B (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 @ 06:15

if you think about it that girl is very luky she must be super strong. go girls!!!

Nadia Q (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 18 August 2011 @ 15:52

she must have something special in her body that keeps the from bad stings from the box jellyfish or she was very luky

Mia C (Age 11) wrote on Sunday, 21 August 2011 @ 09:04

ouch

Zaynab J (Age 12) wrote on Thursday, 1 September 2011 @ 09:25

wow! she is so lucky!

Emma M (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 3 September 2011 @ 09:16

GO RACHAEL!!! x

Natasha S (Age 15) wrote on Sunday, 4 September 2011 @ 09:50

SHE IS UNLUCKY COS SHE GOT STUNG WHY HAS NO ONE MENTIONED THAT? LUCKY COS SHE SURVIVED OF COURSE BUT TOS SWIM INTO A JELLYFISH IS PRETTY UNLUCKY! so LUCKY AND UNLUCKY i suppose. glad she is recovering GET WELL SOON RACHAEL!!!

Freya T (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 9 September 2011 @ 19:46

That is pure luck.

Taffy M (Age 14) wrote on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 @ 10:47

WOW, she is very lucky.. imagine being stung, but it hurts so much you can hardly call for help. I bet she could hardly do that when she was stung... ;(

Elli H (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 @ 18:56

My friends dad was stung by a box jellyfish and he's very much alive. Rachael Shardlow wasn't the first person to have survived a box jellyfish sting. May I rephrase my first sentence, My friends dad was stung by a box jellyfish and he died but he is still alive. I know very confusing but true, but I think he was stung less severely than Rachael Shardlow I saw pics of her scars.

Isabella D (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 19 November 2011 @ 15:24

lucky! xx

Jessica M (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 19 November 2011 @ 19:44

Debategirl, do you mean he was clinically dead for a period of time? Otherwise it kind of doesn't make sense! :)

Katie D (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 30 November 2011 @ 18:25

She was amazing to have survived the sting. In the summer I got stung and it really hurt but that was only from a wasp so I feel so sorry that she got stung.

Charlotte G (Age 14) wrote on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 @ 18:38

I hope more people survive

Owen L (Age 14) wrote on Thursday, 8 December 2011 @ 16:52

I hope Rachel makes a full recovery

Tabitha W (Age 14) wrote on Thursday, 22 December 2011 @ 15:12

Init she is like bare lucky

Emily A (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 31 December 2011 @ 10:49

WOW supa lucky!

Adam I (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 5 January 2012 @ 07:13

That man really did seem to think that she wouldn't survive so that is really good!!!:)

Francesca F (Age 17) wrote on Tuesday, 10 January 2012 @ 19:57

good on ye!

Gary C (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 14 January 2012 @ 18:46

poor her

Giulia T (Age 14) wrote on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 @ 18:55

so so so LUCKY OMG

Nicole L (Age 15) wrote on Thursday, 2 February 2012 @ 20:23

how did she survive

Ruby W (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 4 February 2012 @ 17:30

OMG!! She was only ten... got stung by the most DANGEROUS jellyfish in the world.. and SURVIVED! She must be lucky!

Bella T (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 17 February 2012 @ 23:26

She is extremely lucky! It must have been horribly painful.It must feel great to have survived though!

Eloise S (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 20 February 2012 @ 17:10

SHE IS VERY LUCKY

Jenny K (Age 11) wrote on Monday, 27 February 2012 @ 03:33

OMG she was so lucky!

Lucy W (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 18 March 2012 @ 07:44

OOOOH that must of hurt. I sure do hope she's okay. Most people say she's lucky that she lived but think of the pain she must be in!

Leah H (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 18 March 2012 @ 18:36

wowza she is lucky!!!!!

Sofia J (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 18 March 2012 @ 20:06

That is amazing.

Madeline S (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 23 March 2012 @ 07:30

that is one lucky girl!

Iona P (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 30 March 2012 @ 14:16

OMG. She is soooo lucky and if that was me I would be crying. I hope she is better soon and makes a full recovery.

Lucy W (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 5 April 2012 @ 14:32

She is well lucky! Hope she ok now I been stung by a jelly fish twice in a row!# p.s It was only a small one:s

Josie W (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 7 April 2012 @ 12:49

Good, lucky girl!!

Samantha L (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 @ 15:38

Can't believed she survived she is one lucky girl

Erena D (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 15 April 2012 @ 19:40

OMG! That is so scary! She was very lucky that she didn't die.

Anni S (Age 11) wrote on Monday, 16 April 2012 @ 20:34

Wow! That is amazing she was very lucky. if you get a jellyfish sting to ease the pain you are menat to wee on it!

Emily W (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 @ 19:22

to be honest, it is almost impossible to believe that a girl at such a young age survived

Sophia C (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 22 April 2012 @ 14:25

WOW that's amazing!

Eve B (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 5 May 2012 @ 12:53

Wow!!! That must of really hurt her, I hope she is alright now

Yasmin P (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 13 May 2012 @ 15:56

i cant beieve it. That is amazing

Daisy W (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 @ 18:59

very lucky indeed..............

Zac D (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 @ 19:54

What a lucky but very very brave 10 year old she is!

Jade Clarice S (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 16 May 2012 @ 11:29

Gosh - she must be so lucky to have survived that. Rachael, you must be so brave! ( by the way, you have an amazing name as it's the same as mine, although it's spelt slightly differently)

Rachel H (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 @ 17:51

lucky girl

Alys D (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 @ 21:40

Well done, you are so lucky to survive.

Jessie B (Age 11) wrote on Wednesday, 6 June 2012 @ 15:25

she is lucky very lucky but i was trampled by horses i had to be in hospital for 6 months but im lucky because i have no spinal injuries or head damage

Joseph F (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 23 June 2012 @ 15:01

OMG how could you survive that!!! she should be really grateful to still be alive i mean it would have heart a lot

Ellie L (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 4 July 2012 @ 14:09

the box jellyfish can stop the human heart in 3 mins. which whould of killed her . true . i am so glad she is allive because she was only 10 . at lest we dont get box jellfish in GB

Amber D (Age 11) wrote on Tuesday, 17 July 2012 @ 12:29

dabategirl were was he stung ?

Amber D (Age 11) wrote on Tuesday, 17 July 2012 @ 12:33

WOW do you think anyone else is gonna survive a sting like that

Maeve Anne C (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 30 July 2012 @ 10:15

lucky

Paul M (Age 11) wrote on Wednesday, 1 August 2012 @ 09:15

OMG thats so cool!I hope other people survive it's sting to.And hopefully using the D.N.A from her body and looking at how she recovered they could create a medicene to stop people from have death!

Holly W (Age 11) wrote on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 @ 13:05

A child survived? AMAZING!

William M (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 24 August 2012 @ 12:14

Congrats to her I guess.

Natasha J wrote on Monday, 24 September 2012 @ 20:23

she's lucky i guess?

Vicky L (Age 9) wrote on Saturday, 17 November 2012 @ 19:11

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joshua N (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 26 November 2012 @ 19:25

Ooooh.....

Orla M (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 1 December 2012 @ 14:09

I hope she makes a good recovery By AThalea age 9

Athalea M (Age 10) wrote on Sunday, 23 December 2012 @ 16:38

I agree with everyone LLLLLLUUUUUUCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKYYYYYYYYYYYYY

George B (Age 11) wrote on Wednesday, 2 January 2013 @ 17:28

She is really LUCKY to be alive!

Haanyah A (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 3 January 2013 @ 21:00

lucky !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ELEANOR T (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 12 January 2013 @ 16:23

LUCKY

Madeline C (Age 9) wrote on Friday, 18 January 2013 @ 20:04

Wow that must have hurt sooooooomuch hope she gets better, but ibet she will be scarred for life after

Izzy H (Age 14) wrote on Thursday, 7 February 2013 @ 16:50

Thats amazing she must be so brave to survive that coz that would HURT.

Lucy C (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 8 February 2013 @ 18:42

how lucky and brave. it must have hurt

Ellie B (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 14 February 2013 @ 16:05

THANK GOODNESS FOR DOCTORS

Anabel C (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 18 February 2013 @ 20:59

Wow again. Get well soon brave girl

Octavia J (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 17 March 2013 @ 10:34

Wow !! I would never think that she would be alive.

Juliet R (Age 11) wrote on Saturday, 23 March 2013 @ 12:42

That is so amazing!!!! :) :) :D

Sariah L (Age 14) wrote on Wednesday, 3 April 2013 @ 12:39

A lucky girl if u ask me xx

Ayida K (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 3 April 2013 @ 22:04

I think that she is very lucky to be able to still live :O :P

Sariah L (Age 14) wrote on Thursday, 4 April 2013 @ 10:19