Fundraiser held to help woman with disabilities who lost home, dog in fire

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A community came together to help a woman with disabilities rebuild her life.

Marcella Conner lost everything in a fire last weekend, including her dog, motorized wheelchair and two prosthetic legs. 

Drunch Eatery and Bar held a fundraiser in hopes of making her journey to healing a little easier. 

Flames and smoke filled her home on E. 26th Street last Saturday. 

Conner still struggles to come to grips with it.

“I basically lost everything. You know, it’s all material stuff I can get again, but I can’t get Chica back,” said Conner.

Out of everything she lost, her car, her prosthetic legs, her dog hurts the most. But Friday family and friends stopped by Drunch eatery and bar to show support. 

Aisha Dunning knows Conner will get pass this.

“She’s a determined woman. It makes me feel sad because she’s lost everything. But she has hope,” said Dunning.

The restaurant’s owner tells NBC4 she heard about what happened on the news and knew she had to help. Though Conner doesn’t know what the future holds she is confident with God and her family she will get back on her feet.

“Without my family my family man, I don’t know where I would be,” said Conner.

Drunch donated 50% of Friday’s earnings from the event to Conner.

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