Disabled Lady's Home Burned Down, Lost Everything.
On March 17, my home exploded into flames with me trapped inside (I am disabled, wheelchair-bound and couldn't get out the doors without help). If it were not for the heroic actions of my neighbors, Carol and Kevin, I would not be here posting this right now. He kicked in the door and dragged me out in the nick of time. I had already gone unconscious and was lying on the floor, and unresponsive. Holding his breath, and the place pitch black with the smoke, he went in and found me, dragged me out by the arms and saved my life. My neighbor Carol, helped him tear off the door jam and was the one who told him I was trapped inside. I was transported by helicopter to Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA, where I was in ICU on life support for 6 days. When I awoke, I was then made aware than all had been lost in the fire. I had JUST gotten a power chair, to enable me to finally be able to get around on my own. Gone. All my clothing, household goods, television, computer, everything I had worked so hard for through my working years, gone. But, I still have my life, thanks to Kevin and Carol and their amazing acts of bravery. They put their lives on the line, to save mine, and I am grateful beyond words. I am 56 yrs old, crippled, confined to my wheelchair for life, and must also deal with issues stemming from having Lupus. But, again, I am still here. I take nothing for granted and never will again. But, I admit I am scared. It's a very scary thing to have to start all over, from nothing, at this stage of my life, with disabilities on top of it all. It is hard for me to ask people for help, for I have a lot of pride. But, I am now in a position where I have no other choice. I have nothing left. My husband, from whom I've been separated for the past two yrs, had to go buy me some underwear and a nightgown to leave the hospital in to come stay with my son. The only pieces of clothing left were what was in the laundry that had been taken out the week before the fire, which consists of two pairs of undies and a muu muu dress. That is literally all I have left. I need help to fund renting a new home, replacing my clothing, kitchenware, furniture, tv, a used power chair (I don't need a brand new one-just one that works I would be grateful for), and everything else one needs to live. Any help, will be deeply appreciated. Thank you, in advance, for your care and support. *I must find a home asap, for my son's place is just not a safe place for me to be all day by myself. It's too difficult to get around in, in my wheelchair, and I can't get in or out of the house. I'm terrified. If you would like to view the video my son did walking through the house after the fire, here is the link:: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Bright Blessings to All,
PS: Duckfeet, your donations are going toward the deposit on the house, and clothes. Not one cent is being wasted. It's ALL going toward getting my life back, and maybe even better than before:)
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I was absolutely stunned when I awoke this morning to find that donations are already coming in. I have been feeling pretty hopeless, but the kindness and generosity of my donors have completely turned "hopeless", into "HOPE". This alone, is priceless to me, and my gratitude is so deeply felt it is beyond mere words. I will never be able to thank you enough, for all the help and support you have shown me. You, are instrumental in giving me the ability to pick up the pieces and go forward, to rebuild my life again from the ground, up. I am very tired, and my lungs hurt, but I'm getting a bit stronger with each new day. I'm having some pretty severe post-traumatic stress symptoms, but that's to be expected and I am seeking help. I know that in time, with help, I will get past this. It is people like you, that are giving me the strength and will to keep going, no matter how hard it may be on some days. I WILL get my life back! My faith in humanity, too, has been complete