Spreading cheer among tornado victims

By Denise Jackson

December 24, 2013 Updated Dec 24, 2013 at 7:50 PM CDT

SUNNYLAND,IL--Disaster's like last month's tornados in Central Illinois isn't hampering the Christmas spirit among victims.

Ryan Musgrave enjoys watching television with his two children even if it's in a temporary home in Sunnyland.

"Tornado is just another challenge that we have to work through," he said.

Ryan and his wife Theresa had only been in their Washington home a year and a half when the twister hit last month.

"We really liked it we had just finished the house, I mean we literally had finished our basement within two weeks before the tornado hit finished outside landscaping," he added.

He said now that they're temporarily settled into a home they can focus on daily activities. His wife is back at work and his daughter Bella returned to school about a month ago.

"It feels good, I was happy to see my friends when I got back. Now I'm on winter break again," she said.

Ryan added the family hopes to find another home in Washington but may have to rebuild.
But despite the loss he says Christmas is just as merry among family and relatives.

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