LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Total loss. Everything under water.
That is what the family of former UofL quarterback and current Christian Academy of Louisville head football coach Stefan LeFors has been dealing with over the last week.
LeFors grew up in Denham Springs, La., where on the weekend of Aug. 13, the Amite River took over. Twenty-one inches of rain in just 48 hours.
"It was unbelievable seeing the coverage on TV," LeFors said. "We lived, you know, less than two miles from the river that flooded, and to me it's kind of somewhat ironic that the river where we had so many memories of boating and fishing and swimming, ultimately was the river that took it all."
As was well documented when LeFors was at UofL, his parents are both deaf. His dad actually built the house that the family had called home for 34 years.
"Thirty-four years living in that home and just all the memories that I had," Stefan said after practice on Monday. "The community here at CAL has been so supportive and so caring, asking how everyone is doing. They're doing OK, but a lot of work lies ahead of them and of us."
Christian Academy has set up a GoFundMe account for the LeFors family. The goal is to raise $100,000 to help them get back on their feet. The page includes a picture in happier times, with Stefan in the yard, along with a picture of the damage.
You can find the page and donate at gofundme.com/larry-susanlefors.
Former Cards quarterback Chris Redman and his family were among the first to step up with a contribution.
"I know they would be so appreciative of it, and I'm blown away by the support that I have received from the people at Christian Academy," LeFors told WAVE 3 Sports. "It's truly a family, and you need a family in a time like this and it means a lot."
LeFors has managed to focus some of his attention on football. The Centurions (0-1) visit Eastern (1-0) on Friday night at 7 p.m.
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