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Joplin tornado survivor to attend World Series

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St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese hits a solo home run off a pitch by Texas Rangers' Mark Lowe in the 11th inning of Game 6 of baseball's World Series Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 10-9. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese hits a solo home run off a pitch by Texas Rangers' Mark Lowe in the 11th inning of Game 6 of baseball's World Series Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 10-9. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- A Joplin man who survived the May 22 with severe injuries is heading to St. Louis to watch the Cardinals take on the Rangers in game seven of the World Series.

Mark Lindquist and another employee of a group home threw themselves on top of a mattress they had put down to protect three residents when the tornado hit. The three residents didn't survive, but Lindquist and his co-worker did.

Lindquist told The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/sTMWKz ) weeks ago that the only miracle bigger than his survival would be if the Cardinals made the playoffs.

An anonymous donor provided tickets for Friday night's game to Lindquist and the man who helped rescue him, Mike Byers.
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Information from: The Joplin Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

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