Family looks for letters lost in storm

Published 12/06 2013 06:57PM

Updated 12/06 2013 07:00PM

WASHINGTON -- A family is holding out hope. They're trying to find letters meant for their kids which were blown away in the tornado.

"My brother was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer at the age of 32. He was give two months to live and he fought his battle of cancer almost 7 years. He died at the age of 39. At the end of his life, there was nothing they could do. We got cards so he could write them to his kids. I gave one a year after his death to his wife. I stored the rest in this house."

"It came up on the TV. She walked in and looked at the window screaming. We looked out and there was funnel cloud. We all were on the ground. It was gone in 30 seconds."

"This was the master closet. On the top shelf there was a green box with three cards inside. They had the kids' names on the front of each letter; Brenden, Cameron and Aaron. Two cards were bright and neon pink the other, bright yellow. The good thing, they were wrapped in a plastic wrap. We are hoping they are out there somewhere."

The letters could be anywhere. A family photo was found nearly 200 miles away in Chicago. It was returned to them. It's the only picture she has of her brother, so they're hoping someone will find the letters.

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