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Compassion gives strength in tragedy

Dear Editor:

Tragedy struck on June 6. When I got the call from Nina at about 2:30 p.m., I could not believe what I was hearing. How could it be possible? The cabin was on fire, completely gutted to the ground. I lost all my belongings, including my very beloved and faithful Roo. Most of you who know me know that Roo could very well be my shadow. But I lost him that fateful day.

No matter how heart wrenching and devastating the loss and misfortune, the outpouring of support has given me peace, reassurance and the strength to take the next step and look forward to tomorrow. I have been reminded again about the magnitude of humanity, affection, caring and giving.

I thank you all for that.

Without naming all the people who have been instrumental in rebuilding my faith in humanity and friendship, I do want to extend my sincere, heartfelt thanks to the fire crew, particularly the care it took to find Roo in the rubble.

Ric Bennett

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