Here is their story...
The storms in Colorado has left Sean, Meg, Greyson (4) and Carter (3) without a home and transportation.
On Thursday afternoon when the a flood wipe their sheds and one of their cars down the hill Sean and Meg made a quick decision. They grabbed backpacks, loaded them with some of the boys clothes and they, with the boys and their dog, and hiked many miles up the canyon to a friend's house that still had power. There last view of the house as they left was water lapping at the house. To give perspective they had a year round small creek (could not even sustain fish) that was located 35 feet lower than their house and in a few hours it had become raging river that was dragging anything down the hill with it. Sean hiked back down to the house the next morning and found his house was destroyed. While there he did find his cat that they had left behind because they could not find it when they left.
Over the next 36 hours they coordinated with rescue teams and after hiking for several more miles he was able to get Meg, the boys and their cat airlifted out via helicopter. He and his dog hiked several more miles up the mountain and found a home that took him in and gave him transportation around the flooding.
Their story of survival is just one of thousands of stories that will come out over the next few weeks. This storm had larger flooding than Katrina, 1500 homes have been lost, 19K homes have been damaged and 1200 people are still unaccounted for. Sean and his family are lucky as they survived without injury and they have a great network of family, friends and co-workers. But that is not enough. This morning it was confirmed that their home insurance will not cover any of the loss. Please join me in contributing to a fund that can assist them during this tough time.
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