Video: Lori Jane's story
“Eighteen-year-old Lori-Jane and her two sisters, Jessica (16) and Amber (9), were celebrating their father’s birthday when Typhoon Haiyan struck. “When the winds and rain came,” says Lori-Jane, “Me and my sisters had just started singing happy birthday to my father. Within minutes, the walls and roof began to fall down around us and we just huddled against a wall, and prayed that we’d be safe.”
The tears begin to flow as she points to what remains of their once lovely home, and the precious items that were lost or destroyed.