‘Save yourself’: Remarkable stories begin to emerge from the typhoon zone

Jim Maceda and Erin McClam – NBC News – Friday, 15 November 2013 (originally published 11 Nov)

New born baby girl
New-born baby Bea Joy is held by relative Michelle Satur after her mother Emily Ortega, 21, gave birth in an improvised clinic at Tacloban airport on Monday. Image: Bullit Marquez / AP

Stories of survival and perseverance — some miraculous, each heartbreaking in its own way — are emerging from the typhoon-wrecked islands of the Philippines.

On the third day after the storm, perhaps the most powerful ever to strike land, cheers arose at what was left of an airport when a 21-year-old woman gave birth to what quickly has become known as the Miracle Baby.

The child was born at what passed for an emergency clinic, amid shards of glass from the air-traffic tower and overturned cars. She was named Beatriz Joy Sagales, after her grandmother, who was among the thousands still missing . . .

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