Tiny Survivor Gives Hope

Kyson Stowell is the silver lining to a bad storm
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2008 2:15 PM CST
Charles Scott, boyfriend of Kerri Stowell, who was killed in the tornado, looks through the debris of the home where they lived Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 in Castalian Springs, Tenn. Kerri's 11-month-old...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – For the community of Castalian Springs, Tenn., one of many badly battered by twisters this week, 11-month-old survivor Kyson Stowell has become a symbol of hope, the Chicago Tribune reports. "He's just a miracle, luck, God watching over him—it's all it can be," said grandfather Doug Stowell.

Rescue worker David Harmon recalled the experience of finding Kyson in a field: "We didn't have time to stop and think," he said. "Our natural instinct was to do what any parent would have done in this situation: comfort the child and let him know that everything is OK. It gives me a good feeling to know I did my job."