Sharon Lane was born and raised in Bakersfield. She was an active member of the community - graduating from Bakersfield High School and serving on the board of the local NAACP chapter. In July, she moved to Santa Rosa to begin her career as an aid for people with developmental disorders. One week ago - her life changed.
Lane woke up to a banging on her door, telling her to evacuate. She grabbed her phone, computer and car keys then left. The next day, she found out her new home had burned to the ground.
She says she only has one request.
"I just want prayers from my community. Everything else I'll figure out. I don't know how or where at this point, that's like the last thing on my mind... just making sure my clients and my staff are safe," says Lane.
Her goal is to try to keep spirits light for her clients.
"I feel like people are counting on me and what else more can I do besides try to have a smile on my face and be positive," says Lane.