When the lights went out on Tuesday afternoon, I scrambled to find backup power for my husband’s medical equipment. Because of the efforts of several local men, a generator was located and then carried up many stairs into our home. A potential life-threatening situation was averted.

This is not the first time we have been blessed with an “Only in Idyllwild” experience. Over the past two years, support from neighbors and friends has ensured we have been fed, clothed, loved and protected. Despite overwhelming odds, my husband has been kept alive, our daughter has thrived, and we have been able to remain together as a family. Living on the Hill has literally given us life and restored our spirit … Idyllwild, we love you!

Zara, Michael & Fiona McMullen