Fire displaces Mt. Pleasant family already struck by one tragedy

There's a really compelling story over at The Post and Courier about a fire that destroyed Rebecca Sloan's Mount Pleasant.

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Sure, it's compelling enough that the family has been displaced and that the 7-year-old grandson alerted the family to the fire, but it's even more so when you realize that Sloan was the mother of Perstephanie Simmons. Suffering from schizophrenia, in 2002 Simmons killed two of her four children.

Here is The Post and Courier's intro:
MOUNT PLEASANT — The home that once provided hope for Rebecca Sloan caught fire Friday morning, and while her 7-year-old grandson alerted her to the flames so they could escape, it seems they will need to start over with a new home yet again.

The modest one-story brick ranch, tucked back behind two other homes on Venning Road, was a gift in the wake of the wrenching saga of Sloan's daughter Perstephanie Simmons, who killed two of her children in a psychotic fury in Cainhoy more than eight years ago.

Absolutely crazy.

To help out contact Melissa Walker-Dushak at (843) 554-5719 or the Carolina Lowcountry Chapter of the American Red Cross at (843) 764-2323, ext. 386.

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