Just before Christmas, Mike Pravia and his wife’s apartment building went up in flames.

Per Boston 25A Duxbury High School history teacher is back in the classroom and on his feet after a fire tore through his apartment building just before the holidays. The young teacher and his wife received an enormous amount of support from students – which he says changed his life. 

“I woke to pounding on the door and I could hear outside,” said Pravia. “He said the building’s on fire. Go right now. There’s no time.”

Students organized & started a GoFundMe account. That GoFundMe has raised more than $5,500.

Check out the story below from Boston 25.