Updated 04/22/2012 10:15 AM
Community remembers 2011 tornado victims
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RALEIGH — A Raleigh community came together Saturday to remember the lives of four children lost in last year's devastating tornado.
About 100 people came out to pay their respects to 6-month-old Yaire Nino and her 9-year-old brother Daniel who died; as well as 8-year-old Osvaldo Coronado and his 3-year-old brother Kevin.
The children were all killed when a tornado swept through the Stony Brook Mobile Home Park on April 16.
“It's just hard, but all these people from the community they help us a lot. I think the one who helped me the most is God,” said resident Cristin Alvirez.
The wounds are still tender for Alvirez and her family. She finds comfort in her favorite memories with her children.
“I miss my little girl and her pretty eyes. I miss seeing them every morning when they open. I miss when my son calls me 'Mommy',” said Alvirez.
It has been a year of re-building for the community hundreds of homes have been repaired since the storms. Residents unveiled a new fountain in the pond Saturday in front of the park to remember the children who died.
Residents have already planted a memorial garden there as well.