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      Kearney Family Coping After House Fire

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      A Kearney family comes to grips with health issues and no homeowner's insurance, after a weekend house fire leaves them with just the clothes on their backs. "I was just freaking out 'cause I had never experience or seen anything like it," said fire victim Antonio Gomez. Twelve-year-old Antonio Gomez recalls his first thoughts when his mom, Sharon Bonsack, told him about the fire at their house at Sunset View Trailer Court last weekend. Sharon Bonsack was in York receiving physical therapy for a stroke and seizures, and Antonio was on a church mission trip when they found out. With the house a total loss and no homeowner's insurance because of medical costs, the family is overwhelmed. "I never thought it could happen to me, I never did, and it did," said Bonsack. "And it's hard to accept when you come home and see everything gone, melted, wasted." Red Cross is assisting and friends and family are helping with clean up and some extra food. A fire relief fund has also been set up at First National Bank in Kearney to help with expenses.

      REPORTER'S NOTES:

      Donations can be mailed or delivered to:

      First National BankP.O. Box 430 Kearney, NE 68848

      Checks may be made payable to Sharon Bonsack Relief Fund.

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