One of the most pervasive feelings anyone encounters when suffering through a tragedy is one of loneliness. Disasters bring out the worst of thoughts and emotions, and many simply do not feel as though anyone will understand their struggles, their situation and their utter hopelessness when something they could not control ruins their lives.
This is certainly the case with the thousands of individuals whose lives were severely damaged by the San Diego wildfires of 2007, but the one aspect of this situation that you need to understand is that you are anything but alone in your struggles and the potential hurdles that you encounter.
Below are just a few stories from those who have suffered from these fires, and each of these individuals is a client who has sought and received the help they needed from the Legal Team helping those who have suffered tremendous losses as a result of the San Diego wildfires.
These are just a few stories from those who have suffered from these fires, and each of these individuals is a client who has sought and received the help they needed from the Legal Team helping those who have suffered tremendous losses as a result of the San Diego wildfires.
|In the early morning darkness on October 22, with three horses and three dogs in tow, my husband and I were forced to escape on foot from the fire. As we got to the top of a hill we looked back toward the house and saw black smoke - the fire was moving swiftly and violently. We lost much; however, we thank God for sparing our beloved animals and our lives.
- Emily (Gannis) Torres
|We were given ten minutes warning to get out. We grabbed our pets, some mementos and headed up into town for what we thought would be two hours. Two hours came and went.. The next morning...we saw the damage...105 homes totally destroyed, and ours was one. We lost everything.
- Valerie Whiting Curtiss
Despite all of the negatives that result from a disaster of the scope of the San Diego wildfires, one of the positives that always seems to come to light is the reinforcement of the sense of community shared by everyone. Understanding the fact that many people share your fears, stresses and desires moving forward is always of help to anyone who must move forward, which is why we’d like to invite you to share your personal stories regarding these fires. You may find that doing so is not only therapeutic for you, but it will also help others understand that all is not lost.