Dreama Goldberg and her husband Bobby moved into 1920 Pine Meadow Dr. in Santa Rosa five years ago. The couple had been dating for a year, and this was the first place they had lived together. They got married in 2014, and earlier this year Dreama, a dance instructor, found out she was pregnant, and due in December.
On the night of Oct. 8, Dreama, eight months pregnant, was able to escape the wildfires that blazed through Coffey Park with her husband, their seven-year-old stepdaughter, roommate and cat. The family lost everything in the fire that burned down their neighborhood. Like many others in their community, the Goldbergs still don’t have a permanent place to call home. Bobby is currently working multiple jobs and Dreama is cleaning homes to make ends meet.
“Since the fires, I’ve been going non-stop, and haven't really taken any time out to really contemplate the fact that I’ll be giving birth to a baby in about a month. I mean, it’s obvious it’s going to happen, but I’ve been so preoccupied with securing housing, bills, documents etc., that I haven’t even taken a nap since before our house burned down,” Dreama wrote on Facebook. “I realized that no matter what, things or no things, temporary housing or secure housing, s__ together or not together, this baby is coming and I’d better take time and energy preparing and honoring that.”
Dreama’s family and friends in the dance community are rallying around her, and have set up a GoFundMe page to help her out. We asked Dreama to tell her story in her own words.