The Summer Family

The Summer Family

Mallory Carty

The Gatlinburg fire has been devastating to wild life, and people alike. A family in Nashville has been through so much concerning this fire. The Summers family, from Nashville, TN, is a very close-knit family. They grew up with music lovers. The siblings started a band a few years ago, and have been preforming where they can ever since. They were vacationing in their mountain home when the fire struck. They had to quickly escape, but when they all piled in their car and started going, a tree fell blocking the road. They got out to start running, and due to the amount of smoke, the three brothers went a different way and lost the two parents. The brothers- Jared, Wesley, and Branson- were found unconscious due to smoke ventilation. When they were admitted, all three were in ICU with damage to their lungs, but in stable condition. The parents were found dead on Thursday December 1st around 4 p.m. Jared was discharged on Thursday night. However, before he was able to leave, all three brothers were brought together- allowing Branson and Wesley to break quarantine- for the breaking of the news of their parents. Their injuries were small in comparison to their grief. The boys continue to recover, and are encouraged to play guitar and piano when they can to keep the flexibility in their fingers. They will undergo skin-graphs and will hopefully be able to preform again someday.