BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The mother who was injured in a northeast Baltimore house fire that killed six of her kids and hospitalized three others has been released from the hospital.
The thoughts of what happened is still hard for many neighbors to think about, let alone know how Katie Malone is feeling.
On Tuesday, she did share a few of her feelings via social media, thanking those who have prayed and supported the family during this difficult time.
Katie Malone posted on the family’s “Love For The Malones” Facebook page that she has been released from the hospital, and is “so thankful to the staff at Hopkins Bayview for the care and support I and my family have received.”
Malone had been upgraded to good condition last week. The Baltimore City Fire Department confirms she was released from the hospital on January 20.
It’s said the hardest thing for a parent to deal with is a death of a child. For Katie Malone, she’s dealing with the death of six of her nine children.
Since that house fire on January 12, there has been an outpouring of support with fundraisers and donations.
While the family’s home no longer sits where it once was, people still continue to go by to pay their respects with one of two makeshift memorials.
“The gift that they all have is a great faith and a great trust in God’s love,” said St. Mark Church Rev. Christopher Whatley. “I think that’s what’s been sustaining them, and that’s what’s going to guide them into the future.”
“I find myself getting emotional over it, because I couldn’t imagine that happening to anyone,” said Tom Simonton, fundraiser supporter. “It was just so sad.”
It’s a heartbreaking time for one family, bringing out the best in a city that is supporting a family in it’s time of need.
“It just tells us that there is a great deal of kindness and love in the Baltimore metropolitan area,” said Rev. Whatley. “And for that, we should be very proud.”
Malone, who has worked in Congressman Elijah Cummings’s office for more than a decade, wrote a heartfelt message to her supporters on Facebook, and told everyone how they can honor her children.