Roanoke mother shares story of sons’ deaths in a house fire on national TV

Lindsay McKinnon appeared on the Tamron Hall Show on Monday

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – A local mother appeared on the Tamron Hall Show Monday, talking about grief, loss and how to live a happy and fulfilled life even after tragedy.

Lindsay and Tom McKinnon lost their two sons in a Roanoke County house fire in 2016.

The McKinnons now have a 20-month-old daughter, who also appeared on the show Monday.

While on the show, Lindsay talked about grief and loss and how to do it in a way that nourishes the soul, helps her move forward and find joy, direction and meaning again.

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“They’re here. They’ve always been here. They will always be here," McKinnon said of her sons, patting her heart. "They’re in every single life that they ever touched, and I think that’s part of living their legacy.”

Since the fire, the family has worked to educate people about fire safety.

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