Strangers Help Man with Down Syndrome Rebuild His DVD Collection After Fire
On the night of July 8, 2017, the entire family home of Pastors Steve and Vicki Orsillo in Oroville, California was burnt to the ground because of a forest wildfire. While they practically lost all their belongings, what they were most concerned about was how their 34-year-old son Mark, who has Down Syndrome, would react to the loss of his beloved DVD collection.
“He didn’t really understand what was going on at first but when he found out the house burned down he cried. He was sad for a couple of minutes and was having a bit of a hard time. He lost everything in the fire,” Mark’s sister Danielle Devine told Inside Edition.
Since Danielle was only able to save a handful of Mark’s DVD collection, she posted a plea for help on Facebook, asking kind strangers to help Mark rebuild his movie collection.
In the Facebook post, Danielle explained what happened in their family and how important the movies were for Mark. “He is an OCD movie collector and lost hundreds of movies,” she said. “He spends most of his free time watching, organizing and talking about his movies. This is very hard for him.”
While Danielle was only expecting a handful of movies to arrive, she was overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support for Mark as the family received hundreds of DVDs and other donations.
In a video wherein Mark saw all the donated movies for the first time, it was evident how joyful and excited Mark was for having tons of movies to watch once again.
Apart from movies, the community also extended their help to the Orsillo family by starting a crowdsourcing fund to “give friends near and far the opportunity to help keep the Orsillo family on their feet in the aftermath of the disaster until they can find a way to start rebuilding what they’ve lost.”
As an act of gratitude, the Orsillo family is sharing all the blessings they have received by calling other fire victims so that they can be taken cared of too.
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