Giving thanks ... despite facing life's tragedies
A ball of fire forever altered Joe Dubak's life two years ago.
On Dec. 29, 2006, Dubak was working to dismantle an abandoned car at his place of employment north of New Richmond. He was unaware that a gas tank with gallons of fuel was inches away from his blow torch.
When the flame of his salvage tool hit the fuel line, a giant explosion resulted. Dubak was engulfed in flames.