Any parent’s worst nightmare is their children getting hurt. This young couple came home to a situation that no parent would want. And what they did next defined the family forever…
Keep reading to know more about what happened…
Ray Lucas was on a run-of-the-mill grocery run with his girlfriend Shi’Ann Brown. When the couple got home, they saw a nightmare play out in real life; their home was on fire.
Before anyone could even comprehend what was happening, Ray ran inside the burning building so he could rescue his daughters. He recalled in an interview, “I was speechless. Action took over me. I ran into the house to get my babies.” He went on, “I’m looking at it as a father. I did anything that any other father would do or should do.”
The burning house of course was filled with smoke and, Lucas could not see anything. He made his way to the basement based on memory, of where his daughters’ cribs were. He finally reached the side of his daughters and grabbed them so he could take them to safety.
He also saved his niece who had to jump through a second storey window to get to safety.
Lucas and his twin daughters spent 5 days in the intensive care unit being treated for their injuries. All of them suffered from serious burns and smoke inhalation.
Lucas had serious injuries which included second- and third-degree burns to his face, eyes, neck, and, arms. He even became blind for 3 days.
The family set up a GoFundMe page to help with the bills that came with hospitalization and the damages the fire had done. The goal for the fundraiser was $40,000 but it managed to get over $490,000 to date.
The family was incredibly grateful to everyone who contributed. They wrote an update on their fundraiser saying, “We are humbled and so thankful to “God First” and foremost for watching over our family and sparing our lives. To say that we are thankful is indeed an understatement. We are grateful and most appreciative of the overwhelming outpouring of support, prayers, monetary donations and well wishes from all over the world”
They shared how grateful they were for the help the received from everyone. The family could never have imagined the outpouring of kindness they received from strangers.
This story really reminds you of the good that exists in the world. When a family was in need of help, the entire world stepped up. This is the kind of story which shows you kindness exists.
Share this with anyone who might need a reminder that the world still has a lot of good in it.