It has been a trying period as Deseriee Edman survives back to back tragedies.
Less than 24 hours after surviving the tragic shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill, Edman was forced to evacuate from her home due to the wildfires decimating California.
Keeping her head up, Edman told local station KCBS that, “I’m trying to stay strong as possible for my family and my friends. And I’m trying to look at everything as positive as I can in these types of situations.”
“The fire was everywhere,” Deseriee’s mother Carmen Edman said, explaining that their property burned to the ground. “I was in panic mode since Wednesday night, since that phone call, and stress levels were off the charts.”
While there can be no doubt that it has been trying times for the Edman family, they admirably remain positive focusing on what matters most.
“The fact is we made it out alive, and my sister survived and we’re here,” Deseriee’s sister, Destiny Malibu shared.
“Twelve people didn’t go home,” Carmen continued, specifically mentioning Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus, whom she credited for saving Deseriee’s life. “Ron didn’t go home, neither did Justin, Christina… all these people that were there. Good people. It’s really tragic that this happened in our city — in Borderline, and that Ron had to pass. It’s just tragic.”