Brain tumor survivor Billi Ewing says she didn't have time for a full prayer before a tornado came for her house and those around it. The life-long Trotwood resident is counting her blessings and thanking the strangers who became friends after the storms passed.Hear her story in the podcast above.This audio recording is part of a partnership between Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV, Dayton.com and WHIO Radio designed to share stories of survival, struggle and strength.>> Dion Green on pain, grief and fighting through darkness after Dayton mass shooting and tornadoes>> PODCAST: Struggle, survival and strength: Dayton shares stories from year of terrorMiami Valley residents shared personal stories about their experiences during the Oregon District mass shooting, Memorial Day tornadoes and other 2019 tragedies with Dayton Daily News reporters Cornelius Frolik and Amelia Robinson. >> HEAR MORE STORIES IN THIS SERIESCredit: Amelia RobinsonCredit: Amelia RobinsonThe sessions were recorded at the Dayton Metro Library’s downtown branch. Some will be featured as part of an upcoming WHIO-TV special.>> Women band together in wake of terrifying tornadoes in grassroots effort to help community In Other News1DAYTON EATS: Brunches that are worthy of the holidays and beyond2Second book of mystery series set in Dayton sizzles3MAKE A DIFFERENCE: The Foodbank needs our support!4Museum Store Sunday blends art, culture, history with holiday shopping5GET ACTIVE: Establishing healthy habits for the holidaysAbout the AuthorAmelia RobinsonCommunity Impact Editor Amelia Robinson is an award-winning columnist, features writer and podcast host. The Ohio University graduates work has appeared in the Dayton Daily News since 2000.