Children In Disasters Real Stories: Reunification Plans

Grant and Libby playing in the snow.

A Mother’s Strength and a Neighbor’s Help

Unexpected emergencies can be stressful for everyone. But they can be downright terrifying for a mother separated from her children.

Diane driving in traffic

Small Decisions with Big Impacts

“Emergencies” inspire big images. Rapidly rising water. Roaring fires. Thundering clouds. And similarly dramatic rescues. Buzzing helicopters. Dramatic escapes in the middle of the night. But instead of “big,” momentous events, Diane found her emergency and response as a series of small decisions. Each decision adding to the other, causing both a scary situation and saving herself from it.