Bridgeport mother says kids who jumped from burning building still recovering in hospital
A Bridgeport mother whose son and daughter jumped from the third floor of a burning house spoke publicly for the first time as her children continue to recover in the hospital.
At a time of year when people are coming together and celebrating the holidays, the family says they are taking every bit of their faith and energy just to get through.
"My children didn't have time for anything. The fire spread so quickly. They had no choice but to jump out the window," says "Janet," the mother who asked that her identity not be revealed.
"Janet" told News 12 Connecticut Saturday outside Bridgeport Hospital her 23-year-old daughter and her 21-year-old son were both critically injured when they jumped from the third floor of their house in the 600 block of Hallett Street around 9 p.m. Wednesday night.
The cause of that fire still under investigation.
"Janet," along with another family member, have been camped out for days outside of the hospital with the hope things won't go from bad to worse during what's supposed to be the happiest time of year.
"I just want to ask everyone, the ones that know me, the ones that don't know me, just to pray and to keep my family in their prayers," the mother pleaded.
She said the past few days have been one long blur and called the situation the worst experience she has ever had to endure.
As her daughter fights for her life and her son faces additional surgeries, the mother who lost everything in the fire except the clothes she was wearing said she's not ready to also lose her daughter.
"We are big believers in God and we know that God is going to put his miracle hands there and get her up from that bed," she said.
"Janet" said her daughter remains in critical but stable condition in an induced coma.