10 year old Mason Lillard of Sringfield helped plant a tree at Joplin's Freeman Hospital to honor hospital employees who died in the tornado. The ceremony also paid tribute to healthcare workers who cared for tornado survivors.
Mason rode out the storm in her grandfather's truck. Ky3's Paul Adler shows us how this child is showing strength and courage during a tough recovery.
Paul reports, hanging at a pool with family and friends... and just being allowed to dip your toes in the water is just plain torture for kids. But, this ten year old is strong. In fact, Mason shows courage in more ways than one (she wears an armband that says "courage").
Mason says, "whenever it hit we were still in the truck..."
Mason rode out the Joplin EF-5 tornado in a pickup truck... Mason remembers, "I was on the floorboard."
She was visiting her grandparents... and they'd stopped at the Home Depot.