In the news: Hero doctors braved Harvey to reach patients
MD ANDERSON STAFF
Hurricane Harvey brought with it unprecedented rainfall – 27 trillion gallons – and staggering destruction – 33 Texas counties declared federal disaster areas and an estimated $75 billion in losses – over a six-day stretch. But these eye-popping and heartrending statistics were met with heartwarming and heroic acts of generosity and caring from so many Houston-area residents, including doctors at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
NPR, NBC News and other media outlets covered several stories of the institution’s doctors who continued to deliver the nation’s best cancer care while the storm pummeled the city. Here are a few …
“The entrance to Dr. Adi Diab’s apartment parking garage in Houston was blocked by water from Hurricane Harvey’s floods and he couldn’t get out that way. So Dr. Diab put on his only boots and waded three miles in water to MD Anderson Cancer Center to hopefully get there in time to start the treatment.”