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SPANISH FORK — A man who lost his sister and then his home said help from the community has helped him feel hope.
Andy Jensen's 22-year-old sister, Mariah, committed suicide just before Thanksgiving. In the midst of the family's grief, Jensen received a phone call while at a family gathering on Christmas Eve that his house was on fire.
Despite his neighbor's alert, when Jensen arrived to his house, he found he had lost almost everything.
"Sometimes you don't know how to feel, you just keep moving," Jensen said. "You are cursing God and everything and everyone one minute, and then the next minute you are on your knees thanking Him."
The community and other family members are doing all they can to help by collecting donations. They have set up an online campaign to collect money* for the family.
Jensen said he is thankful for support.
"We've been tested, in a way it's brought us together," he said.
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