Inspiring Others

The House Fire

I was given this bear almost 15 years ago from someone at the American Red Cross in Seattle after my family narrowly escaped a house fire in October 2004.

Firefighters said it was a miracle we all made it out alive… I still hold on to the memories of fright from that terrible night. But I think my purpose is to come full circle & work with the organization that helped my family & I when we lost everything. 

I can’t stress how important it is to have a working smoke alarm in your home.🏡 My house completely burned down when I was 16 years old & we lost almost everything.🔥

One of the few things that was salvaged was this picture of my dad. The photo is partially melted on the glass in the frame. I keep this picture on my desk at work as a reminder that we may not have made it out alive in the middle of the night when the fire happened. Many of our pets could not be rescued that night 💔. I still live with that guilt today… 

I am so excited my news station and I are partnering with the American Red Cross for the “Sound the Alarm, Save a Life” campaign. We will be giving away hundreds of working smoke alarms to people in Southern Nevada who need them.👩‍🚒🚒