As if Kaleb McGary's family hadn't been through enough, about half of their Fife home was burned, as was one of their RVs, and the house is at risk of being condemned.
About six years ago, when Huskies senior offensive lineman Kaleb McGary was in high school, his family was nearing bankruptcy and eventually forced off its 5.75-acre farm in southern Washington.
The family of five relocated to Fife, where Kaleb’s parents, Justin and Cassandra, had grown up. There, they lived in two RVs while restoring Cassandra’s childhood home. Then, not long after Justin was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, the family was stunned to learn Kaleb had a heart arrhythmia that doctor’s initially feared could threaten his football career.
Heartache upon heartache. And now there’s more for the McGary family.
A recent fire at their Fife home has displaced Kaleb’s parents and his youngest brother, Jonah. About half the house was burned, as was one of the RVs, and the house is at risk of being condemned, according to a GoFundMe page set up by Kaleb’s girlfriend, Brianna Shannon.
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Kaleb said in a message to The Seattle Times that no one was injured in the blaze and that “everyone is good as can be” given the situation.
Kaleb, a first-team all-Pac-12 selection in 2017, opted to forgo the NFL draft this year and will return to UW as a senior in 2018. It will be his third season as the Huskies’ full-time right tackle.