They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.
However, as seniors grow older, sometimes they cannot live independently without someone by their side to provide care. Unfortunately, some older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.
Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live in the comforts or their home rather than in an assisted living community. Home care in Veyo, UT is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.
Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they age. We are proud to have helped tens of thousands of seniors to maintain a higher level of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of home care available so that they may live happily and independently.
Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs.
The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home care services in Veyo, UT. Always Best Care is here to help.
Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.
The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.
At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.
To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:
If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes or Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.
Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.
Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite activities and hobbies while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.
According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy other activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress helps reduce the risks of caregiver burnout.
When it comes to non-medical home care, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible. If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.
Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:
While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.
In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.
How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?
A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Veyo, UT, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.
Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.
For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.
More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.
With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Veyo, UT gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.
In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.
Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.
At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.
When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.
Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.
At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Veyo,UT understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.
Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.
Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.
The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:
An assessment of your senior loved one
An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home
Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs
Copy This Embed Code: Ad VEYO, Utah — A Southern Utah family is speaking out to thank the community and give an update on recovery for the first time since an explosive bus fire in Veyo seriously injured the father and two children.Mom Whitney Copeland has been living at the UMC Burn Center in Las Vegas for the past month, tending to her critically injured family members. She says recently she and her husband Kyle were reflecting on what a miracle their survival is.“If it would have gone any other way,...
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VEYO, Utah — A Southern Utah family is speaking out to thank the community and give an update on recovery for the first time since an explosive bus fire in Veyo seriously injured the father and two children.
Mom Whitney Copeland has been living at the UMC Burn Center in Las Vegas for the past month, tending to her critically injured family members. She says recently she and her husband Kyle were reflecting on what a miracle their survival is.
“If it would have gone any other way, if it would have been delayed at all, we would have had fatalities that night, and I am just so grateful that everyone was on the ball,” Whitney said.
The family had been living in the bus for five months before the horrific accident shortly after Christmas. First a fire inside, then an explosion. Investigators reported weeks later that the official cause of the fire was due to a propane heater that had been installed in the bus.
Whitney explained her husband Kyle fought through flames to rescue Pepper and Krew. Their other son Kade climbed out a window. Whitney and their other daughter, Emree, were uninjured.
Whitney says she’s tired but grateful she can be by her family’s side. She is also thankful for her background in nursing which she says gives her stamina to help.
“I think it’s our trust in god, and his plan for us, we’re just grateful we have a loving and committed family backing us up and really the community," Whitney said. "It’s all just overwhelming and loving at the same time we’re all so grateful."
Three of the family members were critically injured, with severe burns. Dad Kyle is still in the ICU, but just had eye surgery and could be discharged this weekend. Their 12-year-old daughter Pepper and son Krew, who turned four Wednesday while hospitalized, are still in the ICU. Krew could be discharged next week.
The family is set to receive a donated van Thursday. A family in hurricane had the van given to them and they wanted to pay it forward.
“We were just trying to give it to somebody, we were trying to think of somebody before Christmas, and nobody is more deserving than them right now so,” saidLyle Anderson, who donated the van to the Copelands with his wife June.
A friend of the family, Janie Hawley tells FOX 13 Lyle and June Anderson of Hurricane donated the van with new tires, a new battery and a new transmission.
The help doesn’t stop there. Landon Hunt, who owns Prime Tire and Auto Repair volunteered to fix up the van, and he knew immediately who it was benefiting after witnessing the fire the night of.
“I actually felt the explosion at my house,” said Hunt.
Hunt and his crew donated labor to install motor mounts, with the parts being donated by another mechanic, Colby Allred. Hunt isn’t the only one who pitched in to fix the van. From detailing to labor and new parts, several people in the Southern Utah community came together to make this family’s road to recovery a little easier.
“It just chokes me up for the family to have to go through this type of situation and anyway we wanted to help out however we could and so we did a little work on the vehicle,” said Hunt.
Eric, the service manager at Bracken’s Automotive did the alignment on the van and an oil change at no charge. Silvio Pizzia donated a complete auto detail to make the van shine for the family.
Randy Sandstrom also pitched in from Stephen Wade Chrysler Jeep in St. George by fixing a driver’s side window switch, also for free.
Whitney said the support and love from the community has made all the difference as her family heals.
“Just the amount of compassion and love going in to such a project, it’s amazing to find random people that just want to accept us and love us, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” said Copeland.
There is a Gofundme to help the Copeland family. It’s raised over 200,000 dollars, but the family will be receiving medical care for months, not weeks ahead, so all help is appreciated.
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VEYO, Utah (ABC4) – A family is in the Specialized Burn Unit in Las Vegas after a bus they were living in caught on fire in Veyo late Monday night.The Copeland’s — a family of six, were living and traveling the country in a Blue Bird bus they renovated.“I got a call from a neighbor and they said, ‘is your house on fire?’” says Shay Dexter.The Copeland’s bus was parked outside of Shay Dexter’s Veyo home when it caught on fire. Now, only scorched ground and burnt belong...
VEYO, Utah (ABC4) – A family is in the Specialized Burn Unit in Las Vegas after a bus they were living in caught on fire in Veyo late Monday night.
The Copeland’s — a family of six, were living and traveling the country in a Blue Bird bus they renovated.
“I got a call from a neighbor and they said, ‘is your house on fire?’” says Shay Dexter.
The Copeland’s bus was parked outside of Shay Dexter’s Veyo home when it caught on fire. Now, only scorched ground and burnt belongings remain.
“It was horrific, it was devastating, mom was running back and forth from one child to another,” says Dexter.
Dexter says two of the four children are physically okay, but she worries for the father and the other two children.
“Mom is fine, she’s in Vegas with the other family members, the other three members are at a burn unit being treated for their injuries, they’re pretty severe though, they had a dog, Hazel, and we were able to find her around 2:30 in the morning,” she says.
A complete fire investigation is being conducted by the Utah State Fire Marshal to find out why this happened. Witnesses down the road say it sounded like an explosion.
“Shortly after we heard the bang, there were a few more little explosions it seemed, I don’t know what it could have been, but there was screaming going on, it was really concerning,” says Cody Allen.
Friends of the family started a GoFundMe, raising more than $65,000 as they expect the Copeland’s will face many months of painful medical treatment and bills.
“They’re one of the most incredible families I know, the kids are amazing, they’re the kindest, sweetest kids,” says Dexter.
For more information or to make a donation to the Copeland Family, click here.
ST. GEORGE — Onlookers gathered at bridges around Sunbrook communities, phones and cameras out, as a flash flood rushed over golf course greens and into Cove Wash on Sunday evening.After the storm hit, brown, debris-filled floodwaters filled the drainages, most likely to the west and north of Santa Clara, near the Shivwits Band of Paiutes reservation, said Coldy Cowan, who serves as the golf director for St. George City.“It’s just a cell comes in, a quick-hitter like that, and just dumps out w...
ST. GEORGE — Onlookers gathered at bridges around Sunbrook communities, phones and cameras out, as a flash flood rushed over golf course greens and into Cove Wash on Sunday evening.
After the storm hit, brown, debris-filled floodwaters filled the drainages, most likely to the west and north of Santa Clara, near the Shivwits Band of Paiutes reservation, said Coldy Cowan, who serves as the golf director for St. George City.
“It’s just a cell comes in, a quick-hitter like that, and just dumps out west and then those drainages fill up rapidly,” he said.
St. George Fire Department Chief Robert Stoker said the area northwest of Divario Canyon Drive, west of Sunbrook Communities and Box Canyon also drains into Cove Wash.
Cowan said the wash was designed to drain into the Santa Clara River and has captured similar floods in previous years.
The flooding started between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m, Cowan said, adding that by approximately 8:15 p.m, it had already begun receding.
“It was truly a flash flood,” he said. “It was pretty quick. Come by in the morning and it will probably not be running at all.”
There are three nine-hole courses in Sunbrook communities, two of which were affected by Sunday’s flash flood, Cowan said. Holes eight and nine were impacted on the Woodbridge Golf Course and holes one and seven were affected at The Pointe.
Cowan doesn’t expect any permanent damage to the courses or irrigation, but the Woodbridge and The Pointe golf courses will likely be closed for the next two to three days while they dry and debris is removed.
“It’s happened a few times through the years with the different flooding episodes we’ve had,” he said. “It’s usually just scraping mud after dries a little bit and moving some branches and different logs that can come down through there.”
The flood was assessed by city officials and the Fire Department and there was reportedly no threat to homes in the area, Cowan added.
Cowan said the flood was a good reminder for people to be cautious and keep their distance from washes during rainstorms and flooding. He suggested that citizens stay at least 10-15 feet away.
“That water was moving pretty quickly,” he said. “So maybe that is just a reminder for people to be cautious.”
As St. George News reported Sunday, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Southern Utah. Multiple cities were impacted and citizens experienced heavy rain and flooding throughout Washington County.
Additionally, those looking toward the sky shortly before sunset were treated to vibrant orange and gold skies and a double rainbow.
Visit the National Weather Service-Salt Lake City office website for current conditions.
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Late in Park City’s girls soccer team’s match against Springville Thursday afternoon, sophomore Lauren Kindt dribbled the ball down the right flank and attempted to cross it to a teammate in the box.Instead, she found the back of the net.Kindt’s cross swung toward the net, and its high loft meant that it was well out of the reach of Springville’s goalkeeper. The ball rang off the inside of the back post and found its way into the net for a Park City goal.“That was supposed to be a cross &nda...
Late in Park City’s girls soccer team’s match against Springville Thursday afternoon, sophomore Lauren Kindt dribbled the ball down the right flank and attempted to cross it to a teammate in the box.
Instead, she found the back of the net.
Kindt’s cross swung toward the net, and its high loft meant that it was well out of the reach of Springville’s goalkeeper. The ball rang off the inside of the back post and found its way into the net for a Park City goal.
“That was supposed to be a cross – a horrible cross, worst one I’ve probably ever had – but it worked out,” Kindt said. “It’s just a moment where you have faith for the rest of the game. And even when there’s three minutes left, it’s just one of those things when you know the team can come back and be better and score the next goal, make it 2-2, possibly make it 2-3. It feels really good to boost the team up.”
Kindt’s tally late in the second half pulled the Miners within a goal, but they couldn’t find an equalizer in a 2-1 loss to the Red Devils. Thursday was Park City’s first home game of the season. The Miners started the season 2-0 with dominant wins over Provo (4-0) and Cottonwood (5-0), and their season will continue with home games against Sky View on Saturday and Brighton on Monday.
The opening kickoff was pushed back after signs of thunder and lightning in the area. But once the match started, Springville scored the game’s first goal off a deflection midway through the first half before doubling its lead in the second half. Kindt’s tally gave the Miners life, and they kept the pressure on the Red Devils in search of a game-tying goal. Park City couldn’t cash in again, but it was the kind of game the Miners felt they needed after their first two matches.
“I think we’re doing really well,” senior goalkeeper Ruby Richards said. “I think we’re progressing in our forming a team and learning how to play together. I think that we can really learn from this and come out in our region games hard.”
Kindt’s goal was also her first-ever varsity goal. Her effort put Park City back in the game, and that’s exactly what Park City coach Anthony DiCicco is looking for out of his younger players.
“This is an important part of the overall evolution of the program is to have a player like Lauren get some minutes in a game like this because she and Abby (Hanton) and Sutton (Hull), they are the future of the program, (and) Piper (Hastings)” he said. “These are all sophomores who need to be in situations like this in order to learn from them.”
But it wasn’t just the goal that impressed DiCicco. Her work away from the ball and throughout the match drew praise from her coach.
“Obviously, we’ll take a fortuitous goal when it comes, but I thought Lauren had a fantastic game,” DiCicco said. “Especially in the first half, her commitment to our defensive scheme was stellar, and it tells me that she’s internalizing what we’re doing in training. And she’s definitely evolving as a player. Really proud of her and proud of the group as a whole.”
There’s also something to be said about using a goal as a confidence booster. It’s not always easy being a sophomore playing against older players, and the first three games have helped Kindt believe she belongs playing those minutes.
“It was definitely a motivation booster, that’s for sure,” she said. “Coming into the game, I was super nervous, and everyone’s like, ‘Oh, you’ll be fine.’ I’m like, ‘They’re mostly happy nerves. Like, mostly.
“But that’s something when it’s just, like, you know where you belong.”
Kindt had her opportunities to score her first varsity goal before Thursday, but she made the most of another chance on Thursday when the Miners desperately needed a goal. The Miners might not have won against Springville, but getting her first goal in that fashion made it a small victory.
“We played other teams, and it was goal after goal,” Kindt said. “And I was pushing and wanted one so badly. I had an assist to Rikki (Davis), the center back who was playing up there. And then just getting that first one felt really good.”
He literally walked through fire for his family.Utah father and military veteran Kyle Copeland redefined “fiery resolve” after braving a ferocious blaze to rescue his wife and children from a bus fire — which left them homeless and in serious condition. The story is currently going viral as dad-mirers praised the man’s courage in the face of danger.“He says he knew he couldn’t let them down and he had to get them out, and die trying,” Copeland’s wife Whitney, 33, told ...
He literally walked through fire for his family.
Utah father and military veteran Kyle Copeland redefined “fiery resolve” after braving a ferocious blaze to rescue his wife and children from a bus fire — which left them homeless and in serious condition. The story is currently going viral as dad-mirers praised the man’s courage in the face of danger.
“He says he knew he couldn’t let them down and he had to get them out, and die trying,” Copeland’s wife Whitney, 33, told @Haveyoursaystories of her husband’s heroic deed. “I will forever be grateful that Kyle made it to the bus first.”
The fiery fiasco was set in motion after the Copelands sold their house and moved into a converted bus with their four children, whom they decided to homeschool.
Per their Instagram page, the couple wanted to embark on full-time travel that summer to make up for “years filled with military separations, addiction recovery & medical trauma.”
All was going well until 10 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 27, when — while in southern Utah — the Copelands’ trailer blew up with three of their four kids inside. The couple had been attaching a trailer outside when their third child, Emree, 6, departed the RV bus and claimed that their propane heater was making noises.
That was when, suddenly, the bus reportedly caught fire and the tank exploded, sparking a blaze that could be seen from miles away in Veyo, Utah.
At that moment, Kade, 10, jumped out of a window, leaving his siblings Krew, 4, and Pepper, 12, in the inferno.
That’s when Kyle, a former air force intelligence officer, sprang into action and boarded the burning vehicle to save his family.
“Kyle said that he ran through the flames to run to the back of the bus, and he saw Pepper and Krew both standing in the back of the bus in between the bunk beds,” described the distraught mom. “Kyle scooped Krew into his arms, then turned to Pepper, who was stunned.”
“When he grabbed onto her she was very reluctant and started pushing against him,” Whitney continued. “She thought Kade was still inside.”
Thinking quickly, Kyle put his daughter “in the tightest headlock he could” and “turned towards the flames,” Whitney recalled.
“In that moment, he says, ‘It was as if I was looking right into hell,'” she said. “Then it was as if everything stopped and time froze.”
At that time, Whitney scrambled to help her husband and children escape the RV and beat at the flames engulfing Pepper’s body, suffering burns to her hands in the process.
“I grabbed her arm and pulled her out of the bus and threw my body onto her, patting her down and extinguishing the flames all over her body and hair,” said the courageous mom, who evacuated her family in the nick of time.
A minute later, the vehicle exploded.
“Within one minute — 60 short seconds — of Kyle exiting the bus, the first explosion happened,” said Whitney. “If Kyle would have hesitated, it wouldn’t have worked. I just know the outcome would have been far worse.”
After everyone was clear of the inferno, EMS flight crews arrived and evacuated Kyle, Pepper and Krew — who received the worst of the blaze — to the St. George Regional Hospital, where they were stabilized, KLAS Last Vegas reported. They were then transferred to UMC Lions Burn Care Center for further treatment.
All told, Pepper suffered burns over 52% of her body, which forced her to undergo a staggering 32 surgeries. Meanwhile, her younger brother, Krew, was burned on his hands, arms and face and is currently recovering in a temporary home with other family members close to the burn unit.
The heroic patriarch, Kyle, was in such bad shape that he had to be intubated and sedated for four days before he could speak to his wife.
Fortunately, doctors said the veteran is recovering well, as his burned hands and neck accepted the grafts taken from his thigh. He is slated for several follow-up appointments to treat the burns around his eyes, according to Whitney. The middle children, meanwhile, emerged from the blaze relatively unscathed and are staying with family while their dad and siblings recover.
Despite their strides, Whitney claimed that her husband and two children will never fully heal from their wounds. Nonetheless, she said she’s “grateful” that Kyle “sustained some of the same injuries as the kids,” so the kids “don’t have to walk the path of recovery” by themselves.
Thankfully, the family hasn’t had to go it alone. Following the accident, friends and family have rallied to support the Copelands through donations and salvaging their belongings, as they currently don’t have a home.
A friend also started a GoFundMe page, which has raised more than $242,000 as of Thursday evening.
Kyle, for one, said the harrowing ordeal has made them closer as a family.
“We are becoming so much stronger as a family and feel deeper degrees of compassion and love,” the proud dad gushed. “Life is good and we choose to see life as a beautiful experience. We are survivors, not victims.”
He added that he was particularly grateful for his wife, “who is willing and able to take on enormous stress and responsibility while also being able to nurture and love her family with grace.
“I can run through flames, but don’t ask me to do what she is doing — it’s incredible and divine,” he said.
Ultimately, Whitney believes her kids couldn’t have asked for a better father.
“He is the dad that got them out and the dad that will get them through this tragedy, alongside them,” she said. “I have full confidence in his role to protect and lead.”