TSR Positive Images: A Michigan father is being praised for his recent heroic actions after he risked his life to save his twin baby girls from their burning home.
Ray Lucas said he and his girlfriend had made a quick run to a corner gas station on a Saturday morning and when they returned to their home, their house was on fire, Fox2Detroit reports.
“The house was engulfed in smoke, I saw my mom and my niece were standing at the door and they were frantic,” Lucas said, adding that he knew his twin 18-month old girls Milan and Malaysia were still inside the burning home asleep.
“I just knew I had to get my babies out,” he said. “That’s what went through my mind.”
Lucas said his baby girls were sleeping in the basement and he knew that every moment would count in saving their lives.
He rushed inside despite the risk of losing his own life.
“You really couldn’t see your hand in front of your face – I really only found my babies due to my memory, just knowing where they were and knowing how to get to them – just from having that same route.”
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Thankfully, Lucas and sweet baby girls made it out alive but the babies did spend some time in the ICU.
Malaysia left with severe burns but is out of the hospital and can be with her family while Milan suffered some smoke inhalation and second-degree burns.
Lucas’ injuries were also very bad.
“I was temporarily blind for three days and they said it was a miracle I could see,” he said. “I’ve got burns on my arms, but for the most part, everyone is still here.”
Lucas can’t work right now because of his injuries and his family’s home has been destroyed.
In addition to losing their home, the family also lost a number of their possessions and they expect medical bills to continue to grow
They have a GoFundMe set up.
“If anybody can support that’ll be great,” he said. He says the family dealt with flooding, which has been pretty severe in Michigan, the day before and thinks that may be related to the fire.
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