Trying to save their children, a mother died in her fire inside her house; She was at the movies with her daughter when she got the call that her younger children were trapped inside the house where there was a fire.
Sacrifice of Love: Christian mother dies in fire to save her 5 children
Kristina Stratton, mother of 5 children, hastened to return to her house and seeing the smoke that came out of her did not hesitate to enter; When she entered the property with so much smoke she could not see that her children were already leaving the house through a window on the top floor of the house, she could never leave and was found next to the family dog, who alerted the children of the fire biting an arm.
"My sister just did what any mom would do, protecting her children. She is my hero. I hope I can be half the woman she is, "said Sarah Parks, Kristina's sister.
In a statement, the authorities informed of the state in which the children were after the fire, "Four minors who live in the home were able to evacuate the home and suffered minor to moderate injuries from smoke inhalation. The four minors were treated and transported to a local hospital by Hall Ambulance. Firefighters from the Kern County Fire Department and the City of Bakersfield Fire Department continued to search for other possible patients as they extinguished the fire. "
In the midst of this tragedy, it was recalled that Stratton had lost her husband who died of cancer 4 years ago, with whom she had her last three children; The Fire Department and its boss issued a statement of condolence for the loss of this family, in addition to remembering what should be done in case of an event like this.
"It's an indescribable pain to have to do something like that when you lose a loved one, so you can imagine the raw emotions that are there," said a friend of the family, Pastor Angelo Frazier of a locorregional church.
Stratton's sister will assume the procesal guardianship of the children, and they have created a page in GoFundMe to help Parks recover from this unfortunate event. "The product on this page will go to Sarah Parks, who has legal guardianship of the children. . She said the money will cover the service / burial and will take care of the children. They are planning to add bedrooms to their house to make more rooms for the children. He also talked about the creation of savings accounts so that the 5 children start saving for college. She is overwhelmed and very grateful for all the support, "says the information on the page.
"I had many people who loved her. She loved her children, her family, God. She loved life. She was that kind of person, "Pastor Frazier said of Stratton.
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