Our hearts are breaking from this overwhelming loss. On December 7th, the Lilac fire in Bonsall destroyed our family home and bird farm. Fortunately we are all safe, but all 10,000 birds we nurtured on the property lost their lives. Our personal belongs, 3 vehicles, and bird supplies were all obliterated, but the most heartbreaking loss were the birds which was our family's life work. My immigrant parents bought our home on W. Lilac in 1981 where they raised and bred exotic finches, canaries, and other bird species for the past 36 years. They dedicated their lives to caring for birds whether it was hand feeding baby birds, nursing the sick or tending to the injured. Ths loss of our beloved birds has been the most devastating part of this tragedy.
My mother survived breast cancer 2 years ago, was already struggling to pay medical bills associated with her treatments and this overwhelming process of rebuilding thier lives, home, and farm will be a costly journey. They are in need of a vehicle and the funds to rebuild their home and bird farm.
This is an extremely overwhelming and challenging time for my parents, any donation would mean the world to my family during these tough times.
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