Finally something good out of the wake of Katrina....
One happy ending in a sea of loss
Family reunites with lost father
SLIDELL, Louisiana (CNN) -- Amid unfathomable loss and deplorable conditions, there was at least one bright moment in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Consider the story of the Marcussen family.
On Wednesday, a tearful Ashley Marcussen clutched a framed photo and described her desperate search for her husband, Jason.
He was found later after wandering in the woods, lost and confused, sometimes in water up to his neck.
Jason Marcussen stayed behind at the couple's mobile home to search for a lost cat as his family evacuated. He got caught by the storm.
"As soon as day broke, I was on a bicycle until night time trying to find my family," he said.
The storm had so changed the landscape he got lost.
"I was just doing the best I could and I couldn't find it," he said.
Although the family is homeless and 10 trees sit on top of their mobile home, they are grateful.
That's great, daddy's home, Ashley Marcussen said.
[edit on 1-9-2005 by elevatedone]