Caterina Scorsone, star of the popular show Grey’s Anatomy, recently opened up about a devastating experience her family had to endure. A few months ago, her house was engulfed in flames, leaving her and her family with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Though they were luckily able to escape unscathed, the fire resulted in the loss of all four of their beloved pets.
In an Instagram post, Scorsone shared her story, detailing the moments leading up to the fire. According to her, she was just getting her children ready for bed when she noticed smoke seeping up through the grout around the tub. She said she had only two minutes to get her three children out of the house and that they escaped with nothing but the clothes they had on.
Scorsone expressed her gratitude for the community that showed up for them during the trying time. She thanked the firefighters and investigators, her neighbors, the parents at her kids’ school who sent toys and books, her friends from Grey’s Anatomy and Shondaland who sent clothing and supplies, and her sisters who flew in to help with logistics.
“This is not a post about a fire. This is a post about community. This is a love letter to the incredible people that showed up and the incredible ways that they did. Thank you to the firefighters and the investigators (thank you Trey!) Thank you to my neighbor who answered our frantic knocks at her door. Thank you to the parents at my kids’ school who sent toys and books, my friends at @greysabc and @shondaland who sent clothing and supplies, my sisters who flew in to handle logistics so that I could be with my kids. Thank you to my team who made everything easier,” she shared in her Instagram post.
The actress also used the post as an opportunity to reflect on the lessons she’s learned from the experience. She wrote that the only things that matter are the people and beings you love and that community is essential.
Scorsone’s post resonated with many of her followers, with many of her costars sharing messages of condolences and praising her strength. Chris Carmack, who plays Atticus “Link” Lincoln on Grey’s Anatomy, commented that he hopes he never has to deal with anything like this but if he does, he hopes to follow her example of grace. Jake Borelli, who portrays Dr. Levi Schmitt on the show, also wrote that he was sending her all the love he has.
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