My wife and I and our two children were in our church at 26th and Indiana when the tornado hit last year. She somehow was able to shut out the sound, wind and fear to be able to hold onto … Read more
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These stories serve as a lasting tribute to the bravery, selflessness and hearts of the heroes of Joplin, Missouri.
My niece Brandi Hill was at home with her two babies the day of the F-5 tornado. Brandi heard the tornado sirens and she picked up her kids in the house and Brandi hovered over her 2 kids in there … Read more
Our daughter is a nurse at Freeman and was on her way to work May 22,2011. She called us on her cell phone and said can you hear that? She had to pull over because it was hailing so bad … Read more
Kevin is my son and he works for METS. The horrible night of May 22, 2011 when the storm clouds started coming in his pager went off not just once but twice. I asked him to please wait until the … Read more
One fine morning I got up went to church then, as I walked out the door I could feel the chilly wind hitting my skin I could feel the goose bumps coming in my skin and all I could smell … Read more
My dad was in the hospital on east 4th floor – he was 99yrs old – I was there visiting him. We were out in the hall when the tornado struck the hospital. It seemed forever before it passed. All I … Read more
My daughter, Sharyl Anyssa is not able to tell her story of Heroism. And those I’ve told have forgtten about the great sacrifice she made. Sharyl, 34 year old and mother of two, Aaron Cain Nelsen and Matilyn Jade Perry, … Read more
Our son lived on Jackson Street in Joplin and worked at St. John’s. He was in the bathroom of his apartment getting ready for work. He called me that evening and told us he had been hit by a Tornado. … Read more
There are so many heroes that day, but our hero is Don. Don and his grandmother live 3 houses down from my daughter, India and me. Just a couple of minutes after the tornado passed, Don was at my basement window screaming … Read more
Alexis was on duty at her full time job with METS ambulance on May 22nd she was engaged in her duties as usual when the storm hit. Alexis stayed strong through the storm and extended a helping hand to whoever … Read more