As a 12 year old, Andi O’Conor’s home burned to the ground while she was attending a slumber party. Her family recovered and found themselves collecting more experiences than things. But then, 40 years later, her mountain home burned to the ground from a wildfire while she was on vacation 1,500 miles away. Despite losing everything twice, Andi has emerged from her experiences with a deep appreciation for the kindness and generosity of both her friends and complete strangers. She started a blog, “Burning Down the House”, to share her recovery story.
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