Best of 2017: Hurricane Harvey Remembered
Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in late August of 2017. The Category 4 storm caused damage and devastation along the Gulf Coast. Through all the catastrophic flooding and tragedy in southeast Texas, we found some amazing stories of courage and kindness. We take a look back at the stories from Hurricae Harvey.
We were on hand as our Teddy Bear Transport Team brought critically ill babies from Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, to our Cook Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Click here to see our Transport team in action.
Lily Faith was born at 23 weeks, 5 days and weighed 1 pound, 5 ounces. With Hurricane Harvey on its way, Lily was one of the fragile babies transferred to Cook Children's. We talked to Lily Faith's mom and learned this family's amazing story. Click to read.
While our Teddy Bear Transport Team took babies away from the hurricane and to safety, we found stories of brave Cook Children's employees who were making their way into the storm to help. Candace Wilson saw plenty of tough situations as a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nurse, but nothing compared to the havoc she witnessed while trying to evacuate a nursing home from the rising flood waters of Hurricane Harvey. Click to read Candace's story.
We will never forget meeting Collin Main and Trent Palmer. We learned about the two Cook Children's employees after seeing a picture of Collin on a helicopter, taken by CBS National News. With their medical training and their boat, they knew they had the skills to help. Read their remarkable story of rescue by clicking here.
Along with our coverage on Checkupnewsroom.com, media from across the country covered our stories. Click the links below to revisit them:
- Huge hurricane rips into Lone Star State: Hospitals evacuate most at-risk (Boston Herald)
- A Nurse on Rescuing Critically Ill Babies From Hurricane Harvey (New York Magazine)
- 'It's a Miracle': Some of Harvey's First Evacuees Were Newborns, Flown To Fort Worth (KERA)