Family struggles to move on after fire destroys home in Savage

The Crockett-McCorkle family is struggling to move on after a fire destroyed their Savage home.

Theresa Crockett faces another big challenge as she struggles to come to grips with the injuries her 20-year-old son TJ McCorkle suffered as a result of  a blaze that also cost her most of her possessions.

Backstory -- PHOTOS: Man jumps 2 stories to escape Savage townhome fire

TJ was home alone and asleep Thursday morning when broke out at the townhome on 144th St. At the time, Theresa was at a doctor's appointment with her younger son Trayvon, who has muscular dystrophy.

As fire consumed the home, TJ jumped from a second story window to escape. He didn't break any bones but has second and third degree burns all over his body.

Even without a place to live, Theresa maintains a sense of resilience, noting that the window TJ jumped out of was a difficult one to open.

"For it to open with ease on Thursday so he can jump out that window, or my son would've died in that fire, I don't even know what to call that but God," Theresa says.

"I almost lost my son, then we got to deal with [Trayvon's illness], and I'm homeless, no vehicle... so this, this is too much, too much," Theresa adds through tears.

Terriana McCorkle and her 4-year-old son also lived in the home.

"It's hard trying to tell a little kid, all your toys are gone, all that stuff is gone, and the hardest thing is that she was worried for her uncle the most," Terriana says.

Sadly, Theresa's home was burglarized last summer, and she depends on her daughter's SUV to get around. The SUV has broken down twice over the last few months and is not handicap accessible.

Theresa and her sons weren't covered by renter's insurance. Two funds have been set up for the family.

If you'd like to help out, you can donate here, or you can also drop off donations at any TCF Bank under the McCorkle Family Benefit Fund.

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