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House Fire & Medical Scare For Family Just Before Christmas

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email

An eastern Kentucky family deals with a devastating fire and a medical scare just before Christmas.

The fire broke out at a home in the Wooton community of Leslie County and spread to another.

One trailer was destroyed.

The two homes belong to a father and son. Unfortunately, this is the second tragedy the Bailey family has dealt with in less than a week.

The family's first shock came when two year old Cody Bailey was diagnosed with cancer just a few days ago.

Fortunately no one was home when the fire ripped through these two homes.. That's because the Bailey's were in Lexington at the U.K. Medical Center for 2 year old Cody's early morning surgery.

“Right now I just don't know what to think. Seems like when it rains, it pours,” James Bailey said.

Bailey says the cancerous tumors were found last Wednesday.. His son will need surgery and chemotherapy.

“My son's my main interest you know, I know I've lost a lot here, but homes can be replaced, vehicles can be replaced, but your loved ones can't,” Bailey said.

Wrapping paper from an early Christmas gift remains on the floor of the Bailey home. Luckily, the rest of the gifts were also salvaged.

“Christmas is a week away and this child is very sick and we need to come together for this child,” Viola Lewis said.

“It seems like it's just one bad thing after another, but I'm a firm believer in the lord, I'm just looking for the blessing,” Bailey said.

The Baileys are heading back to Lexington for Cody's Kidney removal Tuesday morning.

To find out how you can help the family, contact the Wooton Fire Department.

Bailey also mentioned that 2-year-old Cody is a big fan WYMT, especially Jim Caldwell.


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