Colbert County Family Loses Everything In House Fire: Donations Collected, Teen Recovers

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COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - A Colbert County girl will spend the holidays in a Birmingham hospital.

Kimberly Pounders was severely burned in a house fire earlier this month.

Pounders’ parents have been by her side as she endures several surgeries.

However, family members say when the Pounders return to Colbert County, they will return to nothing.

Only rubble remains at what use to be the home of Kimberly Pounders and her family.

Donations are being collected to bring a small Christmas blessing to a family, who relatives say, lost everything but is still fighting for the health of their daughter.

“She ain’t gonna give up,” said Kimberly’s brother, Jacob Cupp.

After several surgeries, family members are hoping for a major recovery.

“At first they said she had a one percent chance of making it, and now the doctors are saying she proved them completely wrong,” said Cupp.

According to the “Prayers for Kimberly Pounders” Facebook page, the family must replace everything from blankets and pillows, to cookware and food.

“It’s sorta heartbreaking, but the main thing is, she's alive,” said Cupp.

Donations do not have to be new.  Posts on the Facebook page encourage gently used clothes and furniture.  Family members and friends say, when you have lost everything, anything is a blessing.

If you would like to donate items to this family, you can contact Kimberly’s aunt – Edie Myrick at 256-810-3849.  If you would like to make a monetary contribution, you can donate at any Listerhill Credit Union location.