Giving Thanks for These Eight Dramatic Stories of Survival

Giving Thanks for These Eight Dramatic Stories of Survival

Eight different chronicles. Eight different tragic natural disasters from around the world. Here are a few stories that you may not have heard, but are a testament to the strength of will to live and survive - and to the character of the rescuers. In the US we celebrate Thanksgiving each November, but the concept of Thanksgiving itself is universal. We should all appreciate the renewed opportunity of life each of these individuals was given through their survival. Click on the pages below to view their tales. Hurricane Katrina, August 2005 - Rosezina Jefferson's baby was due on September 2nd. On August 28th, she went to stay with her best friend, Monique Moses, who was to take care of her 5-year-old son when the time came to go to the hospital. Then Katrina hit. Rosezina watched the flood waters reach the second floor of her apartment building as she went into labor. Knowing she needed help, she stepped off the the building's fire escape into the murky depths and swam two blocks - leaving her five year old son, who was screaming "Mama! Come back!" in Monique's care. Pushing off cars to make her way forward, she was rescued and brought to the hospital where she gave birth, scared and wondering if her son was still alive. Three days passed before she got word that her son was safe and at a shelter in Walker, Lousiana. Two days later, her family was reunited. Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami, March 2011 - On March 14th, 3 days after the devastating tsunami caused destruction across Japan, soldiers were moving from home to home...
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