Dee lost practically everything to the fire, including her dog Danny Boy. Three religious statues that stood outside were spared, although Saint Francis has some scorch marks. A ring Dee received after completing her final profession of vows to become a nun, a ring that belonged to her mother, and a Claddagh ring gifted to her by Claire–the girl who originally inspired Dee to create the shelter–are all that didn’t burn.
But Dee does not dwell on what she has lost. She continues practicing her faith by praying a rosary every morning and watching mass on television. She has photographs of people she has helped saved to her phone, which she scrolls through often. Dee receives calls regularly from “my kids,” as she says, and maintains an open invitation to anyone who needs a home for a while.