Meet the baby who survived Tenn. tornado
The happy little boy who sucked on a bottle of milk Monday as his grandparents talked about the tornado that took his mother’s life was given the name Kyson when he was born last year. But since the twister, which tossed him nearly 500 feet into a field, Kyson has a new nickname.
“ ‘Tumbleweed’ is his little nickname a friend of mine kind of [gave] him,” the boy’s maternal grandfather, Doug Stowell, told TODAY co-host Matt Lauer during an interview from his home in Bethpage, Tenn., on Monday.
“He’s doing great,” Kay Stowell said of her grandson, who celebrated his first birthday on Saturday, five days after his mother’s funeral. “He’s just fine. He’s happy and he’s healthy.”