Two days before my birthday, my neighbors home caught fire and spread to my home of 30+ years. My son and I were asleep when we're awaken by a loud explosion. We were just able to exit the home with our pets and ourselves before the fire began to spread. This after loosing my aunt and uncle (67 & 70) to a since less murder just few months prior. NOW this horrible tragedy happens one day before my birthday. Needless to say: we need a break and help. Life is precious and things can be replaced. Starting over is not easy for a family. We are so grateful to have our lives. To be awake and healthy after so much tragedy. Our home is completely destroyed and there was no home owners insurance due to the age of the home. It was left to us by my grandfather. It's been in the family for over 30 years. It hurt to watch it be destroyed while there was nothing we could do. The Toledo Fire Department fought to save our home. They fought a great battle and I appreciate them for the tireless/selfless work that they do. I am even more appreciative and so humbled by all the prayers and offers of help that I'm receiving from all of you. If you would like to help us; and we appreciate ANY HELP!!; this is the best way that it's been suggested that I do it. I'm tired. I'm at a loss for words. I'm humbled, I'm blessed and I know God is still in control. Forgive Me for not being more eloquent with my words my friends I am devastated, exhausted, and in shock. Pray for us a we await fire investigations and we move forward gracefully with our lives. Any help will be greatly appreciated . Thank you.