Ray Lucas from Eastpointe, Michigan loves his family and he can go to any extent to save his family. Ray has 18-months-old twin daughters and stays with his mother and niece. One day he had gone to a gas station near his home with his girlfriend, Shi’Ann Brown. During their 15-minute trip their entire lives changed.
On their return, Ray was shat-ere-ed to witness that his home was on fi-re.
His mother and niece were outside but his twin daughters were in the basement of the house. Before leaving for the gas station, Ray had put them to sleep. Ray was sh-ocked as he knew his daughters were still in the basement. The basement of Ray’s home was filled with fu-mes and smo-ke. Ray immediately went inside his home to save his little ones. He said, “I just knew I had to get my babies out, that’s what went through my mind.”
Later when the re-scue team arrived and they figured out that most likely the f-ire originated from the basement. rushed without a blink of an eye to the basement so that he could bring out his babies. “You really couldn’t see your hand in front of your face,” Ray explained. “I really only found my babies due to my memory just knowing where they were and knowing how to get to them.”
With his presence of mind, Ray’s daughters Milan and Malaysia were taken out safely. Milan had got second-degree bu-rns. Both the sisters were treated for smo-ke inhalation. Although the braveheart dad Ray was able to bring out his daughters, he had got second and third-degree bu-rns on his face eyes, neck, and other parts of his body. For a few days, he was not able to see. Ray said, “I was temporarily blind for three days, and they said it was a miracle I could see.”
Due to his in-ju-ries, Ray is not going to be in a position to work. His home and many other possessions also got da-maged. To help Ray and his family, a GoFundMe page was set up. The fund target was set for $40,000 that would help Ray with the medical expenses and get home and other necessities for his family. Ray said “ If anybody can support that’ll be great. ” Over the next few days, many people came forward and made donations on Ray’s GoFundMe page. Ray received the help of $474,000 and both Ray and his family are grateful for the funds that were raised. Ray says “I’ve got bu-rns on my arms, but for the most part, everyone is still here.”