I published an article today in Today.com. The article, Baby born during Hurricane Maria is first in four decades for Puerto Rico town, is a reporting piece on a big of joy brought forth during the tragedy of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
On the morning that Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, the small, southwestern beach town of Cabo Rojo was witness to something miraculous. Rosemary Gutierrez Cruz, 24, gave birth to her baby boy, Rayner, the first child to be born in the town in four decades.
The story of Rayner’s precipitous birth was reported by the local newspaper La Isla Oeste. Reporter Daileen Joan Rodríguez described the treacherous situation the family found themselves in during the peak of the storm, as Gutierrez Cruz went into labor, and how police officers came to their aid.