Hurricane Katrina: Survivors and Heroes

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Tara Legendre, Charles Franklin, J'mya, Tajah and Tara

"I was in the Superdome. I just wanted to give up. Man, I wanted to give up so bad, but I didn't. God helped me get through that one." —- Tara Legendre

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