As Hurricane Laura beat down on Lake Charles, Louisiana, some staff at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital stayed behind to care for their newborns in the NICU.
As generators kicked on, water leaked through the windows, the AC went out and the category 4 hurricane blew 120 mph winds, they took shifts caring for the babies all night. Some of the babies were on respirators and ventilators and some were as small as one or two pounds, but they were all in good hands.
“It's important to know the dedication of all the nurses and the respiratory therapists to keep taking care of the babies when they don't even know the condition of their homes," said Dr. Juan Bossano. "In a small town like this, people have to pull together. I'm proud of them."