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Family touched by Massachusetts tornado tragedy uses faith to carry on

WEST SPRINGFIELD - In the moments before the house collapsed, Angelica Guerrero ran to the bedroom where her daughter Ibone was taking a nap after school. She scooped the teenager up, brought her to the bathtub and covered Ibone with her own body.

“My plan was to throw my body on top of them. I couldn’t make it,’’ said Juan Guerrero, recalling the day exactly one year ago when a tornado killed his wife and seriously injured both his younger daughter and him.

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