She Wants To Divorce Her Husband Because He Left Her Behind When A Fire Broke Out And She Nearly Got Trampled By A Crowd Surge

kegfire - - illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

This 26-year-old woman and her husband, 29, are high school sweethearts and have been married for three years. She has a health condition that dramatically impacts her digestion, mobility, and breathing. She is 4’10” and 93 pounds.

While she can walk, she needs to use a cane or sometimes a double cane if she walks greater distances. After an hour or two at the most, she can’t walk anymore and needs to rest. Because she struggles with mobility, she walks slowly and cannot run or walk quickly. She’s fragile and needs to be careful while out and about.

Several months ago, she and her husband celebrated their anniversary at a small venue where local musical artists performed. The venue was quite small and could only hold about 200 people. It was standing room only, but there was limited seating available toward the back by the bar. Venue staff reserved a seat for her, and she and her husband could stand if they felt up for it.

“It was a pretty crowded house that night, near capacity. I don’t know what happened, but at some point, something caught fire, and it was IMMEDIATELY chaos. People were screaming, and once the panic truly kicked in, there was a bad crowd surge to get to the exit. When this happened, I was MASSIVELY struggling not to get knocked down and trampled,” she said.

Unfortunately, because she’s small and doesn’t have the strength to push through people, the situation was terrifying and dangerous for her. Then, her husband abandoned her and raced off toward the exit with the rest of the crowd.

When the crowd panicked, he ran away instead of grabbing her hand so they didn’t get separated. At the time, they’d been seated by the bar on the opposite side of the building from the exit, so she wouldn’t have been able to push through the people to reach the exit.

“I was certain I was going to be trampled. I wasn’t even worried much about the fire at that point. It was growing, but it wasn’t huge yet. It was just how knocked around I was in the crowd. I even lost my cane at some point. Luckily for me, a woman noticed how close I was to being pushed down, and she grabbed my hand and kept me close. She had a pretty sturdy build,” she explained.

The kind woman was stronger and able to avoid being knocked over or trampled, and they moved toward the exit and successfully exited the building a few minutes later. By then, the fire department arrived to put out the fire.

When she got outside, she looked for her husband, and when they reunited, he was sobbing and asked if she was alright. In hindsight, she feels guilty that she’s so upset with his response to the fire since he was worried about her.

kegfire – – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

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