Earlier this morning, my house was burned down. Luckily, my mom(Sue Skowronski) and dad(Mark skowronski) are okay, but unfortunately, my puppy, Demi, did not make it. My dad is currently in the Loyola Burn Unit in Maywood, IL due to burns on his hands as well as smoke getting in his lungs. This house has been my home for my entire life, the last 20 years, and now it's gone. Everything inside it is gone... pictures, clothes, everything. Fortunately, I am living in Arizona right now for school and I have a lot of my clothes and personal items here with me, but I am more concerned for my parents. All of their clothes, pictures, and special belongings are gone, especially pictures and keepsakes of their parents who have passed. My parents already have enough on their plate, this is the last thing they need. My mom works over 40 hours a week... she works overtime (5 am to 10 pm) almost everyday just so I can get a good college education. She is really struggling financially. As for my dad, he got let go from a really good paying job a couple of years ago and now he is working a minimun wage job and struggling to make ends meet. My parents are the two most hard working individiauls that I know and I can only imagine the pain they are feeling right now. I know that the items we lost in the fire are irreplacable, but I would like to help my parents get back on their feet, even if it means helping them get some clothes and essential things that they need to survive. My dads car was also destroyed in the fire...Once my dad recovers, he will need to search for a new car to be able to get to work. Even the slightest donation counts, and if you are unable to, I ask that you please please send my parents your prayers.