Strangers rush in to save women with disabilities from house fire

Posted at 4:39 PM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:19:55-04

Two disabled women in Killeen are thanking two strangers for saving their lives.

Two sisters wish to thank an unknown pair for helping them escape from their burning home.  The family says they can't begin to imagine what would have happened had two angels not risked their own lives to save sisters in need. 

"About what, 40, 50 years? 53. 53 years," sisters Mae Murphy and Esther Young said. 

That's how long sisters Mae and Esther have been living together at 3202 Zephyr Road in Killeen... but that all changed Monday night. 

"It was a normal day. Normal day. I was in my room... and I was in the bathroom. I heard a noise. I thought I heard somebody, and I yelled out to her to go see what was going on," Mae and Esther added. 

What was going on? A huge fire burning on their front porch and making its way into the house... blocking the only wheelchair accessible exit for Mae and Esther. Both sisters have undergone leg amputations.

The flames made it impossible for them to escape, but then they said destiny or a higher power intervened.

"These were strangers, they didn't know us and we didn't know them. So that was a miracle," Esther said. 

Two men stopped at the sight of the fire and pulled Mae and Esther out of their burning home to safety across the street. 

"I broke down going in the house because they wouldn't have been able to get out of here if those two angels hadn't come by and got them out. This would be a totally different story," Mae and Esther's niece, Icie Ashe, said.  

"I believe that God has his people stationed where he needs them at along the way, so when something happens, he can just dispatch them where they need to be," Esther added.    

Mae and Esther are eager to meet their angels to thank them for saving their lives.

"We thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts, because we still have our loved ones... and it could've been totally different," Ashe added.

Now, because their story could have had ended much differently, Mae and Esther need your help. They want to meet their two heroes and say thank you to their guardian angels.

If anyone knows these who these two men are, please reach out of to News Channel 25, and we'll put you in contact with Mae and Esther.

The sisters are also without a home, clothes, furniture, and so much more. If you would like to help the sisters out here the link to their GO FUND ME ACCOUNT. 

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