Massaponax Seniors’ House Burns Down

The Kalski home burned down over spring break, losing all material possessions.

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Massaponax Seniors’ House Burns Down

Tuesday morning during spring break, home of Lauren (left), Dalton (middle) and Madison (right) Kalski burned down.

Tuesday morning during spring break, home of Lauren (left), Dalton (middle) and Madison (right) Kalski burned down.

via gofundme.com

Tuesday morning during spring break, home of Lauren (left), Dalton (middle) and Madison (right) Kalski burned down.

via gofundme.com

via gofundme.com

Tuesday morning during spring break, home of Lauren (left), Dalton (middle) and Madison (right) Kalski burned down.

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The home of Massaponax Seniors Madison and Lauren Kalski burned down on April 7 over Spring Break.

Early Tuesday morning, Dalton Kalski, the oldest son, woke up to a fire on their back porch.

“It was in the middle of the night so I was awoken to my brother and mom yelling,” Senior Madison Kalski said.  “I heard my mom yell to me… to get out of the house so I ran… just in leggings and a shirt, no shoes, and just watched my house burn down.”

The fire started outside on the back porch, but the cause is still undetermined.

“They take samples and stuff of ash and send them in but it is not priority because no one was hurt,” Madison said.

No one was injured in the fire, however, they lost their house and all other material possessions.

“I’m at my grandparents’,” Madison said.  “We are probably going to get a rental house then they are rebuilding.”

Wife and mother of three, Michelle Walker Kalski’s sister, Nicole Walker, has reached out to the community and started a Go Fund Me page for the Kalski family.

“[I’m] just so thankful everyone is okay and thankful for all the support from everyone around us,” senior Lauren Kalski said.

In just 15 days, 123 people have donated $12,210 to their page.

Screenshot_2015-04-23-11-46-03-1via Michelle Walker Kalski’s facebook

Screenshot_2015-04-23-11-46-28-1via Bobby Kalski’s facebook

“I feel like I’ve accepted it,” Madison said.  “I can’t do anything about it so I just have to move on.  I don’t want to be depressed about it forever.”

The Kalski’s are moving on past the point of grieving and towards acceptance.

“It’s a lot of comfort that helps,” Lauren said.  “I think we realized everything can be replaced.  It’s just an adjustment.”

 

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