For years, Michael, who was 28 years old, had struggled with mental illness and severe depression. Early Monday morning he consumed a large quantity of pills and accidentally set fire to his parents home. He quickly regretted his decision to take his life and attempted to rectify things by running downstairs to get his mother Gail out of the house. Together they ran next door to Michael's brother, Keith's home to make sure Keith's wife and four daughters were safe and call 911.
Firefighters and EMTs quickly responded but tradegically they could not save the home or Michael. Both were lost that sad morning.
Their home had been in the family for decades and was not insured, so Mike and Gail, in addition to mourning the loss of their son Michael, find themselves homeless.
Mike and Gail have temporary housing through the generosity of the local Catholic Church and Gail's brother Chris.
We are trying to find them a modular home that could be put on their property once the wreckage of their home has been cleared. Any contributions to assist with the costs associated with doing this would be greatly appreciated.
If you are able, please help Mike and Gail rebuild their home and their lives. They are devastated and feel hopeless. Please, please, please help in anyway you can - even if all you can do is pray for them. They need all the material and spiritual help they can get right now.
Know that your generosity will be greatly appreciated.
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