Lucas’ uncle set up a GoFundMe page, and the response was almost immediate. Although the family was only asking for $40,000 to help them with both the loss of their home and belongings and their medical bills, within weeks, the GoFundMe page had raised up to $286,000. Throughout the last 10 months people have continued to give. As of today, the amount raised is more than $490,155 with donations as large as $5,000.
Commenters on the page encouraged the family with not only their money, but also their words. One said, “Truly inspirational story for a hero Father. Thank you for your sacrifice to save your daughters!”
Another donator said, “I am so humbled and amazed by this man’s incredible act of courage and his victorious rescue of his precious little baby girls! What a miracle! Praise be to God and may this small contribution bless your family as you heal and reflect on this awe-inspiring testimony!”
The family was moved by all the help and support they received. The girls’ mother posted to Facebook, a note of gratitude.
And after the twin girls had begun to recover, ShiAnn posted updates with photos, videos, and more. Check out this video of the girls:
By October, the girls seemed to be fully recovered, as their mom bragged about the girls being Dr. Suess characters for Halloween. In January, the girls celebrated their second birthday:
These baby girls are alive and well, and all because their Michigan father saved them in one heroic act!