When the Gatlinburg wildfires swept through the Great Smoky Mountains in November, they took with them hundreds of homes and structures as well as 14 lives. Three of those lives were the women in Michael Reed’s life—his wife and two daughters.
Michael Reed’s story has been widely covered by news stations across America. Stuck in traffic, he and his teenage son, Nicholas, were desperately trying to get home when the wildfires spread quickly toward where they live.
As the flames quickly approached the house, Michael’s wife, Constance, and their two daughters, Chloe and Lily, had no choice but to flee.
It was unclear at first where Constance, Chloe and Lily had ended up, and whether or not they had made it out alive. Michael desperately prayed, along with people from all over, that the girls would be found safe and unharmed. Michael’s worst nightmare became a tragic reality a few days later when all three of their bodies were discovered.