Ana Warner, who once was an aspiring model, and Curt, a star Seattle Seahawks running back in the 1980s, shared the story of when they lost their home to fire, and how they raised two severely autistic sons, to a crowd at the Bing Crosby Theater on Sunday.

Curt said one of the most difficult times the family went through, when their sons Christian and Austin became teenagers, was that the boys would sometimes have violent outbursts, punching or banging their heads against walls, and would occasionally scream and behave violently.

When they were 13, Austin found a lighter and set fire to their bedroom, reenacting a scene from the Disney movie “Pinocchio” in which Pinocchio starts a fire inside the belly of a whale while he is trapped inside.

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