As the first dramatic photos from the deadly Joplin tornado flashed across our TV screens and on the Internet, one photo leapt out at us and demanded more information.

The photo, taken shortly after the tornado struck, was of a young man in red Pitt State t-shirt who was helping attend to wounded in the back of a pickup, which bore a PSU license plate.

We soon learned that behind the dramatic photo, taken by Wichita Eagle photographer Jamie Green, was an equally dramatic story of how a PSU student (Lucian Myers) survived the tornado and teamed up with a Pittsburg doctor (PSU alumnus, Dr. Bill Sullivan) and his wife (Trish, an ARNP) to rescue other survivors.

You can read more of this incredible story at