My father grew up in southwestern Missouri about 25 miles east of Joplin, the site of the devastating tornado on Sunday, May 22, 2011. We visited the region every year to see family and spend time with people my dad had known and loved.
Over the past two weeks, I have thought many times of the gentle people I met in the communities near Joplin. This essay
, written by an Emergency physician who was on duty when the hospital was destroyed, is a remarkable piece of writing that reflects the character of the people who live and work there and whose lives have been forever changed. Share on Facebook