Three years after Katrina, Donald is now 15 and living with an aunt. He says the moment when he considered suicide, something told him it wasn't his time. "I did a lot of thinking to myself in those short few seconds," he says. "Something, almost a guardian angel, said, 'Live and move on because you have extraordinary things ahead of you.'"
On the roofs of houses, Donald says he and another young man he met waited for their rescue. They were able to signal for help with the light of the other man's cell phone.
After their meeting in Montreal for An Incredible Journey with Celine Dion: 12 Heroes Among Us, Celine says Donald's story of survival is an inspiration. "I wish for my son to have the strength that you have," she tells him.