Kentucky House Fire Victim Speaks

Kentucky House Fire Victim Speaks

CREATED Feb 23, 2014

by Jason Lamb

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, KY. – One of the survivors of a devastating house fire in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky last month has spoken out for the first time.

Chad Watson lost his wife and eight of his children in that fire.  The only other survivor was his 11-year-old daughter Kylie.

Sunday, he spoke at a celebration of life for the Watson family.

He offered thanks to supporters who have sent him messages over the last several weeks.

Watson also specifically thanked the fire and rescue crews that responded to the fire last month. He said when people think about him and his family, he wants people to remember his wife and eight children -- not in how they died but in how they lived.  He told the hundreds gathered to listen to his message that he can't begin to describe the pain he's felt trying to deal with his loss in the past weeks, but he said faith has helped him through it.

"I cannot thank you enough, there are not words to express the gratitude that I have for the overwhelming show of support you have given to me and Kylie, to our family and to our church and to our friends," he said.  "Words cannot express it enough.  You've softened our sorrow, you're borne our burden and healed our pain."

While friends have seen Kylie Watson in various Facebook video and picture postings in the last several weeks, she did not speak in front of the auditorium on Sunday.

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