BELTON, Mo. - Shyla Greve lived out a nightmare in May.
Two days after Mother’s Day, her home caught fire. Her husband, Chris, and two kids, Donnica and Brinton, were killed. Shyla survived because she was working an overnight job during those early morning hours. Her family was asleep in their home.
Five months later, Shyla said she believes God kept her on earth for a reason.
“Maybe that is my purpose is to help other people along that has been through situations, or similar situations like I have," she explained.
On Saturday, Shyla will thank the community that has rallied around her during an event sponsored by LifeQuest Church. Specifically, she will thank the firefighters who tried to save her family.
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“I don't want them to have any guilt. They did their best, and I feel that they're heroic for doing just what they did. That's what I want to honor," she explained. “These are all of God's kids, and they need to be noticed.”
The Kansas City and Belton Fire Departments, as well as the Belton mayor, will be present at a community celebration at Belton High School on Saturday. The event is called ‘A Beacon of Hope: The Shyla Greve Story’ and begins at 6:30 p.m.
The celebration will include live music, activities for children and a silent auction. Money raised will help Shyla rebuild her life.
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