The family of a Griffin, Sask. woman who recently made headlines with the heroic birth of her triplets is facing a devastating loss.
On Saturday, Danielle Johnston and her family learned their family home caught fire- leaving nothing but ashes. The family’s three cats and one of their dogs also perished in the fire.
“It’s shocking when you roll up there,” her 15-year-old son, Dillon Johnston said. “It’s a pile of ruble – it’s tin.”
Fortunately, the family was in Regina at the hospital at the time, but everything they prepared for the triplets arrival is gone.
A GoFundMe page has been set up and as of Monday afternoon, it’s raised more than $38,000.
“There are no words to even describe it,” Johnston said. “How can you say thank you to that? Thank you isn’t good enough.”
Even though the family doesn’t have a home to go back to, for now they will be staying in a camper. It’s been their home away from home in Regina while the babies were in the hospital.
The tragedy comes just one month after Johnston gave birth to her daughter in the family home and had to perform CPR until help arrived.
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While the fire is still under investigation, officials say they may never know the cause because of the extent of the damage.