While we are limited on how we can help the family physically (most who are currently suffering from severe burns), we can pull together to assist getting them back on their feet financially.
I was so saddened to hear that John’s wonderful family had received very serious and some life-threatening burns and had to be airlifted for treatment to the regional trauma center during the night of January 8th, 2018.
Their home will need to be rebuilt, belongings replaced and they will need to find a place to live and recover. Most of the family have already undergone surgery(s) with future surgeries still required. The healing process for burns is long and agonizing and this wonderful family will need all the help they can get.
To show an example of the courage, heroism and love within John’s family; John’s son Connor made it out of the fire originally without harm... only to realize that the rest of the family was still trapped inside. Without any thought to his own safety, Connor ran back into the flames to find and rescue his brother Carson and carried him out, again through the flames. Then he went back in, yet again to get his mother and brother Cormac, having to fight heat and flames till firefighters arrived to help save their lives as well. Connor unfortunately sustained third degree burns for his selfless act of heroism.
The family has always been charitable and contributed regularly to helping others, it is now their turn to feel the generosity and the charity of others to help them get through this most difficult and tragic time in their lives.
Please consider helping this family with a generous donation as they need so much help and support.
Thank you for your contribution!
- Lana Baker
- ALP ONER
- Michelle Joyce
- Goran Ivezic
- Fadi Aghnatios
Organizer and beneficiary
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