I recall that after the fire, there was no 'counseling' and we really did not discuss what had happened.
We later attended Our Lady Help of Christians parish school for a while, and then my group was sent to John Hay public school for the next two years.”Patty escaped without injury. My mom walked me to stay at the Baby Shop on Chicago Ave. She then went to the scene of the fire to help walk students home.
Sharon lived with her grandparents and mother on Iowa Street, about three blocks from OLA.
When her grandmother heard about the fire, she left Sharon's 3-year-old sister sleeping in the house to go search for Sharon.
As it turned out, a neighbor found Sharon and took her home.