Any snow in a southern town can cripple it because they don't have the equipment to deal with it. In 2014 tens of thousands were stranded in the cars overnight on the beltway due to 2.3 inches. (See video below) So when snow hit Atlanta again last week everything was closed down.
Dr. Dean McKenzie, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, had no way to get to work so he walked a mile to get there.
"When I heard that he walked, I immediately was like, ‘Of course he did,’” says Laura Beckwith, whose son is one of Dr. McKenzie's patients. “It exemplifies the type of person he is.”
Beckwith’s son, Madden, has congenital heart disease and Dr. McKenzie performed open heart surgery on him in December. Beckwith said she met the doctor at 28 weeks and something about him made her choose him as their physician.
“Something about his presence made us trust him with our son’s life,” Beckwith said.