This video tells the story of true Texans with a heart for service. It chronicles medical personnel—devoted doctors, nurses and technicians — in the storm’s path who risked much to keep their Freestanding Emergency Centers open in the lead-up to Hurricane Harvey, in the midst of the storm, and throughout its harrowing aftermath. These “islands of humanity” gave people hope, shelter and the essential medical care they needed during one of America’s most devastating natural disasters. We capture their stories here.
Brad Shields is the Executive Director of the Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (TAFEC).
Mark P. Jones, Fellow in political science at Rice University’s Baker Institute
Tyler Jones, Student, Stephen F. Austin State University