(Yahoo!Parenting) Eight-year-old Noah Benton Markham is known for his powerful imagination and storytelling prowess. However, Noah himself may be the most breathtaking story of all: born 16 months after Hurricane Katrina to a mother who evacuated and a police officer father who stayed, from a frozen embryo that underwent its own dramatic rowboat rescue.
"I'm Katrina's youngest survivor!" Noah proudly tells people. "I'm famous!"
When the winds began to rise, back in 2005, physical therapist Rebekah Crosby, then 30, wasn't thinking about her frozen embryos, stored at the Fertility Institute in New Orleans. A gulf hurricane named Katrina was gathering speed. Her first concern was her family's safety.
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