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Survivor Story: Woman’s fight for life weeks after EF-5
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MOORE, Okla. – It has been eight weeks since the Moore tornado took the lives of 24 people.

Tuesday we are talking with a victim whose injuries were so severe she is still in the intensive care unit.
Survivor 7 11

She has only been breathing on her own for less than a week.

Rescuers found her on the bottom of a massive pile of debris, a tomb for three who did not survive the May 20 tornado.

The horror of what happened at the 7-Eleven on the corner of S.W. 4th St. and Telephone Rd. is still fresh for so many.

Three people lost their lives huddled in the cooler, taking shelter from the EF-5 twister.

We know at least one made it out alive. 7 Eleven survivor

Our cameras were with this woman and her daughter as she heard her mother’s voice for the first time since the day of the tornado.

Meet Edith Morales as Ali Meyer shows us her courageous battle for life at 10 p.m. on News Channel 4.


WARNING: Some photos below could be considered graphic and may not be suitable for all audiences. 

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  • Edith Morales before May 20


  • Edith Morales before May 20


  • Edith Morales before May 20


  • Edith Morales before May 20


  • Edith's car after Moore tornado


  • Tornado damage to Moore 7 Eleven


  • Edith's car after Moore tornado


  • Edith's car after Moore tornado


  • Edith Morales survived Moore tornado in 7 Eleven


  • Edith Morales survived Moore tornado in 7 Eleven


  • Edith Morales survived Moore tornado in 7 Eleven


  • Edith Morales survived Moore tornado in 7 Eleven


  • Edith Morales survived Moore tornado in 7 Eleven


  • Edith Morales survived Moore tornado in 7 Eleven


  • Edith Morales survived Moore tornado in 7 Eleven


  • Edith Morales survived Moore tornado in 7 Eleven


  • Doctors sewed Edith's hand into skin on her abdomen because that part of her hand lost its skin in the tornado. When the skin has grown enough her hand will be freed and once again have skin.


  • Edith Morales survived Moore tornado in 7 Eleven


  • Edith Morales survived Moore tornado in 7 Eleven


  • Edith Morales survived Moore tornado in 7 Eleven


  • KFOR-TV photographer Mark Paris with Edith at hospital.


  • Edith Morales survived Moore tornado in 7 Eleven


  • Edith Morales survived Moore tornado in 7 Eleven

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