Posted 5:58 PM 5/26/2013 : Woman from Moore area says commitment to Wyatt Earp Days saved her life
TUCSON- President Obama traveled to the tornado-ravaged area in Moore, Oklahoma Sunday to get a first-hand look at the damage left behind.
The tornado last week killed 24 people including 10 children.
The tornado destroyed all the homes and businesses in its path.
Gaydawn Magee lost her business in Moore but hasn't given up.
She is in Southern Arizona for a few days, and said if it weren't for her trip to Tombstone, she could have been a victim of the tornado.
"Actually this trip probably saved my life," said Magee.
She works at Ideal Hearing Solutions in Moore.
Magee closed the business early the day the tornado hit and left the area.
"I was gone doing things getting ready for it otherwise I never close early," said Magee.
She said her daughter left just 20 minutes before the tornado hit.
"It came through Moore in 16 minutes and tore everything to smithereens," said Magee.
She'll have to rebuild the business when she gets back to town.
"The tornado wanted it more than I did, I guess," said Magee.
But for now, she's performing Old West and Victorian reenactments in Tombstone.
It's her third trip to Tombstone with the Guthrie Gunfighters.
They are here for Wyatt Earp Days.
"She had actually taken off because we were packing that day trying to leave for the next day," said Randy Chappell, with The Guthrie Gunfighters, Inc.
Chappell's son is volunteering in Moore helping with the destruction cleanup.
"To help these people because they need some help," said Chappell.
Magee said she'll head back to Moore, Oklahoma and rebuild her business after Wyatt Earp Days in Tombstone.
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