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YOU CAN TAKE THE GIRL OUT OF OKLAHOMA, BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE THE OKLAHOMA OUT OF THE GIRL

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YOU CAN TAKE THE GIRL OUT OF OKLAHOMA, BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE THE OKLAHOMA OUT OF THE GIRL

Cindy Maddera

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Monday afternoon, Talaura and I sat our desks, her's in NY and mine in KC, watching live coverage of the tornado and subsequent devastation. I'm sure Talaura felt just as helpless and ill as I did as we watched the total chaos, tears streaming down our cheeks. All I could do was look for updates and posting from friends online and try to connect people who could help with people who needed help. Still after all is said and done, there is little that I can do. I have made a donation to the American Red Cross. Also there is a facebook page dedicated to the Moore recovery effort. One thing we are really good at doing is banding together in times of destruction and catastrophes. We've had a lot of practice, unfortunately. No one knows more than us how easily things can be replaced and rebuilt. No one knows more than us that what truly matters is the well being of those we love and no one knows more than us the importance of holding onto and keeping those loved ones close. Even though I have a new home now in a different state, part of my heart will always be in Oklahoma. This is where my family lives, those people I hold close.

So...my heart is with my Oklahoma family today and the days to come.

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