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Carr Fire Survivor Shares Her Story To Support Mental Health Resources

Published February 22, 2019
  • Community Education
  • Carr Fire


Marci Fernandes lost her husband in April and then a few few months later the Carr Fire destroyed the home they'd built together.

In this video, Marci shares the emotional challenges she's faced after suffering such staggering loss and what helped her gain strength.

Resources mentioned in this video include www.shastareddingrecovers.org - The one-stop online shop for wildfire recovery, including a page with mental health resources.

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