Dayton Strong Stories: They gave what they could to those who lost so much

Dayton area resident shared stories of survival as part of the Dayton Strong Storytelling Sessions recorded at the Dayton Metro Library.  Darrow Miller (far left) and his sister Elisha Osama (center) of the Little Hearts School House discussed  how they helped neighbors and strangers  following the Memorial Day tornadoes.  Genesis Miller, Khadijah Bilal and  Sulaiman Bilal , Osama's children also reflect about the storm.
Dayton area resident shared stories of survival as part of the Dayton Strong Storytelling Sessions recorded at the Dayton Metro Library. Darrow Miller (far left) and his sister Elisha Osama (center) of the Little Hearts School House discussed how they helped neighbors and strangers following the Memorial Day tornadoes. Genesis Miller, Khadijah Bilal and Sulaiman Bilal , Osama's children also reflect about the storm.

Credit: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Amelia Robinson

Dayton Strong Storytelling Sessions

Darrow Miller and his sister Elisha Osama say they had to help when they saw so many in need.

The pair from Little Hearts School House rallied a crew that included young children to distribute supplies to those in need after the Memorial Day tornadoes. To hear their story, listen to the podcast above.

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Dayton area resident shared stories of survival as part of the Dayton Strong Storytelling Sessions recorded at the Dayton Metro Library. Dayton's talked about the Oregon District mass shooting and the Memorial Day tornadoes.
Dayton area resident shared stories of survival as part of the Dayton Strong Storytelling Sessions recorded at the Dayton Metro Library. Dayton's talked about the Oregon District mass shooting and the Memorial Day tornadoes.

Credit: Amelia Robinson

Credit: 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.