Okla. mother's tearful reunion with her 8-year-old son

Watch as Trenda Purcell is reunited with her young son after the tornado destroyed Briarwood Elementary

By Katie McDonough

Published May 21, 2013 5:22PM (EDT)

   (The Oklahoman)
(The Oklahoman)

Another happy reunion caught on film: Moore, Okla., mother Trenda Purcell tearfully embraces her 8-year-old son Kamden after Briarwood Elementary was severely damaged by the tornado. Officials have confirmed that all of the students at the school survived the disaster, meaning there were, thankfully, many more moments like this for Briarwood parents.

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