UPDATE: Arson Suspected

Brittany Hadley was visiting relatives when, around 5 a.m., she receiveda call saying her house was on fire.

By the time she arrived, her home in the 2700 block of Village Green Dr. had been completely destroyed.

Fortunately, Hadley points out, no one was in the house at the time. Her five godchildren, who occasionally stay with her, were with her and her familyat the time.

"I still have my life," says Hadley. "And everything I left home with on Christmas night. I still have my life, so that's the most important part for me."

Along with the rest of her property, the fire also destroyed the Christmas presents she had been planning to give to her godchildren.

That got the attention of Chris Allen of the Macon-Bibb Fire Department, who also works with Kids Yule Love.

"Instead of waking up to gifts and presents, they're waking to up to total devastation," Allen says. So, he plans on having Kids Yule Love replace all the presents tomorrow.

But for the family, it's about more than the material possessions.

"I just try to count my blessings, and thank God that I still have me," says Hadley.

Hadley says she plans on staying with family until she figures out how to move forward.

If you want to donate to the family, you can visit Kids Yule Love's website.

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