In the weeks since Hurricane Sandy, there's been no lack of amazing stories right from our own backyard. And here's another that definitely falls into the category of "heroic"

There were many people considered "essential personnel" who put their lives on hold during and after the storm. Some lived in uncomfortable conditions, worked long hours, and were away from family for extended periods of time.

But Marsha Hedgepeth, who works at Community Medical Center, gave "getting to work" a whole new meaning when she, believe it or not, swam out of her flooded Toms River neighborhood so she could begin her post-storm shift at the hospital. Check out the video below from NBC New York: