The Sealy Family suffered a devastating loss this last Friday. Literally losing EVERYTHING and having to start over from scratch . Please help them recover and rebuild from this tragedy. Below is the story from Jeremy first hand account.
On March 9, 2018 at about 4:30pm we arrived at our home. It was a pretty nice day so I wanted us to play outside. My son Donovan (9) had just gotten a Nerf gun that had a light attachment and he was searching inside our home for some batteries for it. After lingering inside I had insisted he come back outside and play and that we will get batteries for it later. My Daughter Cera (5) then entered into the trailer to grab a snack from the refrigerator. After getting her back outside she sat down at our outside table and began opening the snack. It wasn't 10 seconds later before I heard a very loud zapping sound coming from the trailer. I rushed to the door, opened it and was met with a thick wall of smoke. I dropped down low trying to get under the smoke and peeked around the wall at the kitchen and I saw the fire quickly rise
up the wall spread across the ceiling and turn and head straight out the door. It happened so fast I didn't have time to react. I rushed outside and instructed Donovan to take his sister Cera up to the front yard. I told them the house was on fire and that I needed to move the cars and for Donovan to keep his sister out of the drive way. Dialing 911, I ran around the trailer and disconnected the power, jumped in the van and moved it up front. I ran back to the trailer still on the phone with 911 but by this time the smoke was billowing out the windows. My wife's car was closest to the trailer and I had to fetch the keys to her car from hanging on the wall just inside the door way. Half way out of the door I had to reach up blindly and feel the wall until I found the keys to her vehicle. Since we lived in a 5th wheel we use the vehicles for storage. Caroline's car had memorable items in the trunk of the car that belonged to her mother who recently passes away. I had to move it. Moved Caroline's vehicle hung up with 911. Went to my kids who were in tears already to comfort them as much as I could. Cera was worried about her stuffed pink Unicorn named Uni. Donovan was being such a strong brother telling her that he saw it outside on the table and that it wasn't in the house. The neighbors from across the street had came over and asked if they could bring them to their house. They went across the street and were cared for while the fire departments started arriving. It took them 15-20 mins to put out the fire. The devastation was thorough. The 5th wheel has been our home for 5yrs now. We celebrated birthdays here, we hosted the tooth fairy for all of their teeth here, all of the Christmas's Donovan and Cera have known have been here. It was small but it was a large part of our lives. It held our memories both tangible and intangible. And it only took a few minutes to be taken. Everything we had with the exception of a few things in our cars was in the home. Our financial situation is check to check. With very little to nothing left over each month. Ceras 6th birthday is in May so the majority of the presents we already had purchased were in the house when it went up. We have the clothes on our persons, and that's it.
Besides having to replace a home and all contents we are being threatened with fines from the city to remove the debris which cost a lot.
We are asking you to please open your hearts in aiding the family with any amount of donation you can provide at this time. Our love and prayers are with the Sealy Family; anything you can give will help.
- Gabriel Clyde
- Paul Petroskey
- Brian Walker
- Vicki Davi
- Donna McGee
Organizer and beneficiary