One heroic dad saves his twins from a house fire and lives to tell the story.
Ray Lucas and Shi'Ann Brown live in Michigan, and they have 18-month-old twin daughters together named Milan and Malaysia. Recently, they made an errand run one evening to the corner gas station. They could not have been gone for more than 15 minutes. And they knew their twins would be safe at home with Ray's mother and niece.
But that didn't end up being the case. Because Ray and Shi'Ann came back from their errand to see their house up in flames.
“The house was engulfed in smoke. I saw my mom and my niece were standing at the door and they were frantic,” said Ray. “I just knew I had to get my babies out. That’s what went through my mind.”
Ray ran straight into the fire. He made it to the basement where he knew his babies had been sleeping when he left the house earlier.
“You really couldn’t see your hand in front of your face. I really only found my babies due to my memory, just knowing where they were and knowing how to get to them – just from having that same route,” Ray explained.
Thankfully, Ray and the babies made it out alive, as well as Ray's other family members. Once out of the burning house, Ray and his daughters were taken to the hospital and received the medical care they needed.
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Because of his heroic act, Ray is now covered in severe burns all over his face, arms, neck, eyes, and arms. “I was temporarily blind for three days and they said it was a miracle I could see,” shared Ray.
It is wonderful that everyone made it out of the fire alive. But the family's house was completely destroyed as well as everything that was in it. So, a GoFundMe page was set up for the family to help raise funds that will go towards getting the family back on their feet.
“The family lost absolutely everything in the fire. The father, Ray, is now worried because he cannot go back to work due to the extent of his injuries,” reads the GoFundMe page.
With the money raised, Ray's family hopes to buy “furniture, baby beds and baby furniture, in addition to diapers and clothing for both of the twin babies and clothing for the baby's mother and the father. Funds are also needed to go towards medical bills and expenses. Shi'Ann had valuable family heirlooms that can never be replaced that were also lost in the fire,” reads the GoFundMe page.
It is a long road of recovery ahead for this family, but at least they have each other! We lift up Ray, his twin daughters, and the rest of his family in prayer as they recover from this horrific event!
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