FireFighter loses home battling Glass Fire

My name is Sonya Straub. I know Michael both as a dear friend and as the Founder of The 6 Foundation, a Non -Profit Sports and Cognitive Rehab facility for First Responders located in Santa Rosa, California. You can read about us at  

Michael Musgrove is one of the most genuine people you'll ever meet. There is not a moment that I haven't seen a smile on his face or a hand reaching out to help. What blows my mind is... he's lost more in his life than most of us could fathom, a child and on the one year anniversary of her passing, his home. And even still ... he continues to fight for others.

This morning, I learned about the loss of his dream property. Mike, his brother Sean, and a close family friend Natasha, had saved for and acquired this foreclosed home in hopes to raise his remaining daughter  in the country and with family....  The first thing he said was,  "Do you think we can use my story and help others?"

 Three structures in total were destroyed. 

Michael's property burned to the ground while he was evacuating elderly and performing structure protection during the Glass Fire. He was set to be insured within days and had just purchased this foreclosure, his dream, 48 hours before it was destroyed. He has fought on all our (N. California's major wild land fires). 

He now finds himself, and this tribe, and all of their children with a shattered dream and a nightmare. 

Mike will be directly withdrawing any and all funds donated from GOFUNDME and using it for rebuilding these structures. 

The uninsured damage loss is 1.5MM in cleanup and rebuild of the 3 home property destroyed. 

Would you join me in rebuilding this Firefighter's legacy?


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Organizer and beneficiary

Sonya Straub 
Santa Rosa, CA
Michael Musgrove 
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