The Flooded Home of an Elderly Mother was Rescued by a Son.


An 84-year old woman tells us she is grateful that her son saved her home from being trapped by flood waters caused by Hurricane Ian. 

Karen Lauder, a resident of Naples, Florida, who uses a wheelchair, was up to her neck in water when her son and grandson arrived. They swam more that a half mile to get there. 

“If I could have ran to the door, got to the door and opened it up, I would have given him a great big hug for being there,” Karen tells Inside Edition. 

Karen’s son John and his son Xavier wrapped Karen up in the only dry sheets in her house to keep her from getting hypothermia. They then pushed Karen through the water to her safety in her wheelchair.

Karen is currently being treated in hospital for bacterial infection from dirty flood water. 

“I told my son more than once I love him, and I do appreciate him more than he knows,” Karen said.

A GoFundMeThis fund was established to assist Karen and her family who were displaced by Hurricane Ian.

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