Dayton area resident shared stories of survival as part of the Dayton Strong Storytelling Sessions recorded at the Dayton Metro Library. Timothy Walker and Elizabeth Wentz with their children Storm and Hendrix Walker. The family shared the trauma of losing their home in the Memorial Day tornadoes and the lasting impact on their lives.
Photo: Amelia Robinson
Photo: Amelia Robinson

Dayton Strong Stories: They lost their home and nearly everything except each other 

Dayton Strong Storytelling Sessions

It was a night that still lingers in their hearts and minds. 

Timothy WalkerElizabeth Wentz and their children Hendrix and Storm Walker lost nearly everything the night 15 tornadoes tore through the Miami Valley. 

They have each other and nightmares. To hear their story, listen to the podcast above.

>> PODCAST: Struggle, survival and strength: Dayton shares stories from year of terror

This audio recording is part of a partnership between Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV, 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

Miami 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. 

The sessions were recorded at the Dayton Metro Library’s downtown branch. Some will be featured as part of an upcoming WHIO-TV special.


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