Dr. Oz's Hurricane Katrina Memories
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."