Storm victims remember special gift nearly five years after 2012 tornado outbreak

Published: Feb. 14, 2017 at 10:28 PM EST
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Nearly five years after a tornado uprooted their home and lives, the LeMaster family is remembering a special gift that helped them get back on their feet.

On March 2, 2012,

. One of those crossed through West Liberty and killed six people.

"That was my biggest question of the whole thing: Why us? Why West Liberty? I mean, it's the smallest town in the world. But it happens," said Daniel LeMaster, who lost his home in the storm.

Daniel, his wife Stacy and their three children were left with nothing. Days later, the principal of Breckenridge Elementary, Karen Haskins, arranged for the family to receive a


"That was probably one of the nicest things anybody has ever done for us in our life. Thanks to her we got back on our feet a lot better," said Stacy.

The family lived in that camper for more than a year. "Even then, with all that donation, it was hard; but that brought us together. We lived a year and half in that camper and that's the closest we've been," said Daniel.

Stacy and Daniel said, just like the camper brought their family together, repairing West Liberty brought Morgan County together.

The family lives in Leatherwood now, but they said another family is benefiting from the donated camper.

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