One of the effects of Hurricane Sandy that tugged on all our hearts was when a hospital in New York lost power. The staff had to evacuate 20 fragile newborns down 9 flights of stairs.
Jo-An Tremblay-Shepherd and her newborn son, Jackson were on the ninth floor of the hospital. Jackson was born prematurely at 27 weeks. For two months, he relied on machines to help keep him alive.
Jackson was the last one out. With the help of a flashlight, a nurse carefully carried Jackson and his oxygen tank down the stairs. A year later, the Shepherds are weathering a very different, joyful kind of storm.
Jackson took his first steps last week and there's a new member of the family -- baby Roxanne.