I do not have a unique survival story, just the love that my family has for Paradise and now trying to find and figure out a new chapter for our growing family.
A brief background of what was happening in our life at the time of the fire and our Paradise Roots.
Both my husband and I were born at Enloe Medical Center in Chico and were raised in Butte County. We are both in our mid-thirties. We can’t believe how hard it is to find a house right now, it’s just sad.
We bought a house in lower Paradise on the Skyway-close to the Crossroads and Russel about 10 years ago. We loved Paradise for its elevation, mountain air and small town. Our son, our only child was only 6 weeks old at the time of the fire. I was still off work and my husband had his first day of child bonding time. Thought it was just another fire in the Garbo Gap.
My family roots go way back for Paradise. My grandma moved up there is the upper 1960’s and met my step grandpa-never got to meet my real grandpas-both died early from cancer. My grandma passed about 6 years ago, and then my grandpa moved out of state. Just glad they did not have to experience the fire!
Just a brief run down. Hopefully I’m a candidate for someone to share their stories. Thank you.