As sure as the sun rises and sets every day, the spring rain falls in Grand Forks, N.D. As always, the Red River inches up, then retreats and another season is marked. This year was different, though. The river swelled and eventually over-took this town of around 50,000, causing untold structural, physical and emotional damage.

While the flood story and its devastation are no longer front-page news, behind-the-scenes stories are emerging about people who went out of their way to help others during the town's evacuation and rebuilding.

One of those stories involves the efforts of six local pediatricians, colleagues at Grand Forks Clinic, adjacent to United Hospital. They put the needs of the displaced children above their own desire to be with their families during the disaster.

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