Fire takes family home in Brazil

English: I don't even know where to begin, but here I am, awake since 4am today with the news that my family in Brazil lost their apartment due to a fire. Thankfully, my grandmother, both aunts, cousin and their dog were saved with minor burns. My grandmother who is 86 years old has taken care of my cousin, 17, since he was a newborn, he just got into college and was excited to begin his studies. My one aunt, Monika, 52, helps out everyone in the household and my other aunt, Tania, 64, just had surgery last week for her skin cancer. I know that for now this is the only way I can help them, which is, by telling their story. I feel so helpless, however, thankful that they are all alive. They have lost every article that have been part of their lives: documents, books, clothes, electronics, home appliances, personal belongings, etc. It would be very appreciated for any type of donation or kind words sent their way. Thank you for reading this and for your time! Stay blessed.


Portugues: Eu nem sei por onde começar, mas aqui estou, acordada desde as 4 da manhã hoje com a notícia de que minha família no Brasil perdeu seu apartamento devido a um incêndio. Felizmente, minha avó, tias, primo e seu cachorro foram salvas com pequenas queimaduras. Minha avó com 86 anos cuidou do meu primo, 17, desde que ele era recém nascido, ele acabou de entrar na faculdade e estava ansioso para começar seus estudos. Minha tia, Monika, 52, ajuda todos na família e minha outra tia, Tania, 64, foi operada na semana passada por seu câncer de pele. Eu sei que, por enquanto, essa é a única maneira de ajudá-los, ou seja, contando sua história. Sinto-me tão desamparado, entretanto, agradecido por estarem todos vivos. Eles perderam todos os artigos que fizeram parte de suas vidas: documentos, livros, roupas, eletroeletrônicos, eletrodomésticos, pertences pessoais, etc. Seria muito apreciado por qualquer tipo de doação ou palavras gentis enviadas. Obrigado por ler!




https://g1.globo.com/rj/rio-de-janeiro/noticia/incendio-atinge-predio-em-niteroi-rj.ghtml






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