“My dad lost his house and his car and everything,” Adams said. “He lived across the street from Plaza Towers.
“It’s tough. It’s been really crazy. Dad is OK. He said that before he went into the storm shelter, he saw his neighborhood. Then two hours later, when he came out it was like he teleported to a whole other place. It’s really crazy. I’ve never seen anything like this before.”
Despite all the bad news associated with the tornado, those affected did their best to find reasons to be thankful.
“I lost my father in a car wreck when he was coming back from a game years ago,” Kannady-Sayes said. “Second to that, this is the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I don’t have words to describe the whole situation, much less that moment when I knew everybody was OK. Everything was gone, but at the same time, for some reason, I was thankful just for that.”
The day after the tornado, Adams got a call that helped pull him out of his mood.
“While I was working, North Texas University called me and offered me a scholarship,” Adams said. “It’s a blessing. I didn’t see it coming. I was having a rough day that day trying to cope with everything that happened. Then to get a call like that, it lets you know things are still going to go on. You still have a future to live. You still have something to live for.”