While battling Stage 4 cancer he lost it all in the Sulphur tornado

While battling Stage 4 cancer he lost it all in the Sulphur tornado

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – Steve Miller stepped over the wood debris on his property to speak with KFOR, it was his home, now gone after Saturday’s Sulphur storms.

“I just don’t know what to do anymore,” Miller was getting emotional.

He was living in a very small RV that was at the very back of his property. He said the generator he had barely worked.

What KFOR didn’t know when walking up to Miller was that besides being a victim of the tornado, he was battling stage four cancer.

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“I was diagnosed with Stage Four prostate cancer in August. It’s spread to my abdomen, my femur, and my hip,” said Miller.

What are you going to do now?

“What else can you do? I’m not going to let cancer stop me, not going to let this stop me,” said Miller.

He is 59 years old with a daughter who is grown and several friends/family members who care about him.

“That was the fifth wheel, it picked up the fifth wheel and slammed it over there,” said Miller. “They cleaned all of these trees that are back over there, I was trapped.”

Miller said that the tornado trapped him inside his smaller RV overnight and into late afternoon on Sunday. Finally, he said, rescuers came out and were able to use heavy machinery to move all of the debris trapping him inside.

“They came with that big machine with a claw on the front and started moving the trees and putting them over there. They figured they got them away from the trailer so they left,” said Miller.

Did they know you were in there when they left?

“No,” said Miller matter-of-factly.

Two people with a clipboard suddenly were standing on top of the hill of a driveway leading to his RV and destroyed home. They were wearing Mercy Chefs shirts and had a checkbook in hand.

They asked Miller if he lived on the property when he said yes they wrote out a $1,000 check on the spot and handed it to him. It could pay for just a bit of what his cancer treatment costs, but it’s something.

It is a small step on the road to recovery and Miller knew that as he stuffed it in his shirt pocket.

Were you planning on staying here after all of this?

“Yeah, I don’t know where else to go,” said Miller.

His story is one of many that are being told from the Sulphur storms.

Miller set up his own GoFundMe in the hopes that he could get some kind of help. If you’d like to donate you can by clicking here.

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