This is a photo of my bedroom after hurricane Katrina. My mother and I lived near Baptist Memorial hospital in Uptown/Central City and our home received approximately 5 feet of water. We were displaced for almost a year and had to replace everything we owned over the next 3 years as FEMA denied our claim saying we living in the wrong Zip Code and that we could not have received any damage. It was a very difficult time for us but it made us both stronger and wiser.


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