May 25th, 2011
01:18 AM ET

Video: One Joplin family begins to rebuild

Editor's note: Sally Smith, a Joplin, MO resident, explains to Anderson Cooper how her family will begin to rebuild their lives.

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  1. Eric Clayton Heard

    Anderson, Thanks so much for your excellent reporting from Joplin MO, where I lived and grew up in & near by; as well as having family there now missing or not now? Also thanks for your Egyptian reporting, that I followed closely! Great Job AC, THANK YOU Regards e

    May 25, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
  2. Gerry

    Mr. Cooiper: How about CNN doing a long-term documentary about how Joplin rebuilds? CNN is known for its positive approach to reporting and finding the good around us (CNN Heroes). Though expensive and requiring a significant committment of time, this would be such a hopeful, reassuring, confidence-ititiating report for so many around the world who begin to feel hopeless and trodden down after disasters befall them. I used to work in Joplin for many years and lived very close to the town. I am impressed by the resilence of the townspeople and believe a documentary on how the town survives and thrives would be quite inspiring.

    May 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm |
  3. Sheryl Ann Lewis

    This woman is brave! I saw this last night and just thought that she's doing the best she can with whatever she can find.At some point,you must pick up the pieces in any situation.This makes me feel that she begun one of the hardest journeys of her life and we are all hopeless to help. I just wanted to hug her!
    We can help by supporting the organizations that will help the search teams, house and feed the victims, and help to rebuild.

    May 25, 2011 at 7:46 am |