"The actual day of the hurricane, I pulled a double (shift.) I came home for like an hour to get a little rest, then said ‘Let me just get to work a little earlier today because I know it’s going to be chaotic.’ That’s when my daughter was telling me, “Mommy, why can’t you be home with your family? Everyone else is home with their family.” I said “You know I have to go out and help people. There are people who are dying and they can’t make it to the hospital. I give them medicine, take them to the hospital.” My daughter, she calls me a doctor in the streets. My husband stayed home with all three of the kids and I headed out."
Read Madelyn's story at AFSCME's blog.