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Mon Oct 23, 2017, 10:39 AM Oct 2017

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Katie Sherrod
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A story from the California inferno

Holly Daniele:
A week ago my life was turned upside down. I live in the city of Santa Rosa, California, a block away from the area leveled by wildfires (I’m lucky to still have a home).

My father-in-law was missing for four long days, presumed dead in the Tubbs Fire. My husband and I, and several other family members, were evacuated for a week from our homes. We woke up to evacuation alerts at 1:30am. In total darkness, we grabbed any items of value we could (we chose our cats), leaving with only the clothes on our backs. Fire was burning up a house on a nearby hill and there were lots of explosions. It was war.

What later emerged was countless stories of true American heroism, bravery, and selflessness. My father-in-law, a resident in a small assisted living home now destroyed, was found alive and well in a hospital. A family of four from the Philippines saved his life, and the lives of three other residents. The father of the family was a live-in caregiver and lived at the home with his family. At the time of the fire, only his family and 4 residents were there. He quickly got the four residents into wheelchairs, each family member pushed one down the road with embers flying into their faces and thick smoke making it difficult to see. Even their 7 year old son with autism had to push a wheelchair. The family found people climbing into an SUV down the road. They begged them to take the residents to safety and all piled in, abandoning the wheelchairs.

It angers me that “the president” has no plans to visit the devastation in California, a largely Democratic State. If he did, I would share what really makes America great and I would tell him about this family of heroes. They lost everything while saving others and are now sleeping on the floor of a relative’s small apartment.

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this story via face book (Original Post) AllaN01Bear Oct 2017 OP
he hates california and most of the residents that didn't vote for him spanone Oct 2017 #1
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