October 16, 2018. Breakfast Point Academy Red Cross operated shelter. Panama City Beach, Florida
Donna, who has undergone several surgeries that require her to breathe through an oxygen concentrator, was staying at a shelter at Rutherford High School when the generator at that location failed. As transportation was being arranged to move residents to the newly opened Red Cross Shelter at Breakfast Point Academy, the battery on her oxygen concentrator ran out of power.
Red Cross worker Chuck Parker was notified of the situation. He had a truck with a 110-volt socket and didn’t hesitate to rush Donna inside, plug in her oxygen concentrator, and turn on the air conditioning.
“He saved my life.”
Photo by Daniel Cima/American Red Cross