After leaving the airport, Dr. Oz went to the New Orleans convention center. There, thousands of men, women and children gathered in hopes of being evacuated.
In the midst of the chaos, Dr. Oz saw a baby boy in desperate need of medical attention. "I realized if we didn't get any food into this kid quickly, we were going to have a problem," Dr. Oz says.
The baby's heart was beating almost 200 beats per minute, which meant he needed fluid...fast. Dr. Oz gave the little boy a bottle of a sugary drink to resuscitate him. "To me, that was representative of what this whole story was about. They didn't need much. They didn't want a handout," he says. "They wanted a hand up, and this child's plight epitomized that for me."