To all who helped during, after fire: Thank you

To the editor:

Around 1 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, my family and I were awakened by a fierce pounding on our front door. It was our neighbor, Aaron Miller, alerting us that our garage was on fire. If it were not for Aaron and his fiance, Amy Kohler, I might not be typing this letter right now. They are our angels! They not only saved our home, but also our lives, and for this we are forever grateful!

Things transpired rather quickly after that first encounter, and to be honest, we had never, ever been more scared in all our lives. The worst feeling was being so helpless and not being able to do anything but watch as our lives burned down around us.

We would like to take this time to thank all of the fire companies and fire men/women involved. You are our heroes. You saved our home and you all worked so hard to extinguish that fire! You have no idea how thankful we are that you choose to volunteer your time and energy into saving people and their homes, all while risking your own life. Without you we would have lost everything we have worked so hard for. You do not get the credit you deserve!

We would also like to thank Trooper Daniel Cherry for his expertise and knowledge. You were so wonderful to us and our son. I know there was another state trooper there but I do not what his name is, so if you read this, thank you too!

And last, but not least, our dear, dear friends Tammy Miller, Jenna Miller and Amber Poff. You girls were there by our sides within minutes, offering hugs, encouraging words and crying right along with us. True friends with beautiful souls and enough love to heal the world!

Those few hours were dark, cold, emotional, devastating and exhausting. We will recover. We will heal. We are thankful and blessed to have our lives and home and we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

Rebecca Ganoe


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