Honor Beauvais’ every breath was a battle as a snowstorm battered the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.

The asthmatic 12-year-old's worried aunt and uncle begged for help clearing a path to their cattle ranch near the community of Two Strike as his condition worsened, his fragile lungs fighting a massive infection. But when an ambulance finally managed to get through, Honor's uncle already was performing CPR, said his grandmother, Rose Cordier-Beauvais.

Winter Storm Tribe Overwhelmed

Honor Beauvais died last month as a snowstorm battered the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota when an ambulance couldn’t get to him in time. He was asthmatic and had influenza.

Winter Storm Tribe Overwhelmed

A South Dakota state snow plow clears a shoulder on Dec. 15, 2022, along Highway 50 on the north edge of Yankton, S.D.