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Rebuilding after the fire

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By Nikki Gaskins
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)  — Fire destroyed their homes, but their spirit remains strong this holiday season. Three weeks ago, Natassia Mosley and her two young children lost everything in the Delta Oaks apartment fire.

"The fire just kept inching closer and closer. It was like I couldn't breathe, panic attack, hyperventilating," she said.

The blaze destroyed 14 units and left nine families out in the cold, including Mosley and her 7-year-old son and 6-month-old daughter.

"It was the most unreal thing I have ever experienced in my life," said Mosley.

The family escaped with just the clothes on their back, making this Christmas a little harder.

"Inside I'm like chaotic, going crazy but I can't show it," she said. "That's one thing I cannot do is fall apart because of my kids."

Since the fire, her family has relied on the generous donations of complete strangers.

"These people take the time out of their lives to care about us when they don't have to, and it helps you believe in humanity and believe in God," she said.

Mosley's grandfather has also given her family a temporary place to stay.

"It's rough, all of us piled in the living room, but we're making it," she said.

While her material things may all be gone, if this slight bump in the road has taught her anything, she says, it's to be thankful for what she does have.

"There's more to life that's important like family, friends, strangers that care, and everything that I lost is replaceable."

Mosley hopes to have a new place of her own some time early next year.

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