Please continue to pray for the family as if last night we have lost Andreas Papa Joe , which is her great grandfather. So near to her passing and his passing is so heart wrenching plus the amount still has not been met for Andrea please continue to show your support.
Just wanted to gain thank you all for your continued support, we still have a goal to meet as the family is still payin closing bills and the cell phone bills home at 2 .oo a min to keep us all updated, and I sure that,they themselves were safe. Please help when and if possible. Pass along the page tell a friend, everything matters!
Also it must not go unsaid ! Grant High School is awarding a scholarship in Andrea Godina's name the first person awarded this will receive it in May. It is a a mentoring program Andrea started while a senior at Grant High called Operation Graduation! Where she came up with the slogan "Operate your Mind, Graduate on time"!
Andrea will forever be honored in memory of her name and each student who is able to receive such a great award! Thank you Grant High!
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Andrea's family is truly Greatful for all of you !! Here is a additional video of family and friends working to get Andrea to the USA
Andrea's family journey
Thank you all for continuing to donate for Andrea's family we are all truly great flu and appreciative! Your kind words,your prayers, your financial support! It all matters and helps!
Remembering Andrea Godina and all of the support system! We have truly been blessed by you all please continue to help us help the family reach the goal! It is so close!Thank you all!
Partial photos of memorial
Hello, I just wanted to make a update on behalf of the family. Go fund me still has a goal of 30,000 and are very close to that goal. We have been able to bring Andrea home however there is still outstanding payments that are due. Again any and everything helps!
Thank you all who came out to celebrate the life if Andrea m. Godina and to Grant high for creating a scholarship program in her name
Heart warming song for Andrea memorial
My apologies I had a mis communication of funds 5,000 was not donated from Korea.. Sometimes when trying to save money on 2.00 a min Phn calls communication gets lost in translation , at one point that was what our sponsor had put up and we needed to pay back, our goal is still to meet the 30,000 as we are still taking care of closing bills and expenses of out of country journey along with memorial. Thank You all for continued support! It has not gone unnoticed!
Family welcomes Andrea , Kathy and Renie home ... Watch channel 10!@11pm
Andrea is Home
So blessed they are home! Will post more photos later! Watch channel 13 now and 10 at 11pm
Grandparents holding Andrea's remains
They are HOME
Waiting for them
Updates will be on news 10 @11 &channel 13@ 10 pm to see Andreas welcome home
Update:Channel 13 will be at the airport for the people that have been following and wanting updates
Thank you all for your continued support!
As if 3 hrs ago the were able to board their plane in incheon where they will have a lay over in Seattle then home yay!!!!
We have made this journey very public and again thank you all for allowing us to do that. We are welcoming all who would like to attend both tomorrow to welcome Andrea , Kathy , and,Renie home tomorrow at the Alaskan airlines At 3:32 let welcome our soldiers for Drea home! Thank you all! Also services are at Capitol Christian Center on Sat. 2/1/14 @ 1:00 all are welcome there also!
Andrea M. Godina
November 15, 1981 to January 19, 2014
Resident of Sacramento passed suddenly in Suwon South Korea. Survived by her fiancé Haj grandparents Paul, Carmen & Jennie Parents Manuel & Kathy. Sisters Victoria , Leticia & Bianca nieces Maricella, Leanna, & Kaiulani nephews Francisco and Isaac and many aunts uncles cousins friends & godchildren. Friends and family are invited to celebrate Andreas life Saturday February 1 @ 1pm. Capital Christian Center 9470 Micron ave Sacramento All are welcome
Thank you so much for your donations !Keep our family in prayer they will be on the way home , will be at the air port tomorrow! Thank you for your continued support! I will post the update on her memorial later today for Sat feb 1,2014
Update: per Manuel Ruiz
Andrea M. Godina, Kathy Ruiz, & Renie Alarcon finally got a flight home. They are due to arrive Thursday afternoon at 3:32pm on Alaska Airlines
Many thank you, for all your continued support and donations. We greatly appreciate you all
Well another hurdle .. Apparently they couldn't make accommodations for the family to come back Wednesday so we are hoping they can do Thursday it may possibly even be Friday! So frustrating but the positive part is they are all together! So please keep all if them and the rest of the family in prayer and that they make it home for Andreas memorial Sat..
Okay so spell check wanted to play a game on me and change a name of one of our Sposors : Castro hide out is the correct name not (cash flows hide out ðŸ˜¬) also we would like to include additional Thank yous to Sammy's and lil Joe's! Everyone has been doing such a funaminal job in every aspect from allowing us to place flyers, to allowing us to use their facilities to donations of supplies and food , to the many ,many , foot soldiers passing them out , standing on the corners waving the signs to even just telling a friend! It all has been working and it all has been done with the help of You ALL! Please forgive me if I have forgotten someone but trust me all goes noticed and is very much appreciated!! Thank you- Andrea Godina's Huge Family!!
Will you look at that... We have raised nearly 25,000 in in just 8 days!!!! I do believe I do!! 81.52% to our goal we would also like to send thanks to businesses that have donated to our cause in way of goods and supplies ... I will have a completed list soon. For now thank you:
Arteaga's Starlight Supermarket, SAMs Club , Big Hog Battery, Pinky taqueria , cash flows hide out, dollar tree, Esperanza, and Signs now.
We are looking forward to seeing Kathy bring Andrea home on Wednesday along with her aunt Renie, & maybe just maybe Haj ( Andrea's finance)
We have made this whole journey very public and because of that , thru you the public we have raised a great deal of money and a huge amount of prayer. We thank Each and Everyone of you!
Kathy update as of 2 hours ago:
We've been at our "New family's house since last night" - what a welcoming we had - we've been blessed with "Angels"we are uploading all her photos to a hard drive. I want to make sure when we leave Korea they don't stay here if the phone messes up.we are also in the process of making our arrangements with the airlines , once we have that we will send a update- once again xoxoxo
Thank you each and everyone of you for continued support, prayers an positive thoughts, memories- it all means and had helped tremendously!
Celebration of life for Andrea is tentative for Saturday Feburary 1st details will be coming soon! Thank you all for traveling this journey with the family and keeping her story posted and sharing the word we are closer and closer to bringing her home!
Blessed and pressed by the enormous amount of support and all of the individual warm wishes! Thank you!
Updates all positive:
@ 10:42 our time they were called back to the embassy at 11:26 our time consolation mortuary certificate was received and Andrea is fully in the arms of family! The next step is to start with packing the apartment up and doing a deep clean for the walk thru. Then the closing bills must be paid. And we can look for flights to bring all three of them home... Andrea, her mom Kathy, and aunt Renie!
Please continue will you prayers and positive thoughts for us to make those next steps possible!
At Embassy now
36 min ago In Seoul Korea now
Sorry update continued:we will get on the subway for about a journey n a half and then get off and take a taxi to the embassy- there the process will be about 3 hours of paperwork then we will have to wait either by the end of the day or Monday morning four our release - please keep us in prayers today as we start this process together we are getting it accomplished !
It was always the smallest things that mattered to Andrea that meant the most to Andrea, a kind word a phone call, a hug or a Smile or a high 5 would make her day!
Please in her honor today reach out and hug someone ðŸ˜ƒ
Live life & "don't let no one get you down! "
5:09 Cali time/fast train to embassy
Seoul station to embassy
In taxi now to embassy-
Update from Kathy 3 hours ago: the time is 7:18 am and we are getting ready for our journey to the embassy-today wi be a long day over 2 hours to get there we must walk to a Main Street to take a can to get to suwon station, we will get on the subway for about an hour and a half then get
Also agin .. What's the scoop is willing to donate a portion of the proceed from this weekends sales to Andrea's fund .., thank you
The family just wants to make sure that on top of all of your very generous donations and the countless well wishes, we would like to again say that all the 5,10,15,20 any and all money are helping the same cause to bring Andrea home and each and every dollar earned gets us that much closer! Thank you so very much!
Andrea up at Local Starbucks in Roseville!! People in lobby on computers looking her up right away!! Thank u all for your positive thoughts!!!
Drea making her way even at my local sta
Look how much has been raised ! Truly amazed we are at 57.3% of our goal! Please continue to spread the word and if you are available or need a car wash Sunday please come show your support for our #andreagodina Sunday 1/26/14 10am-sundown
Big Hoggs battery shop 5615 franklin blvd
Thank you for this Kathy!!!
I was sent this and given the okay to post.
My words: my insides rip to see my cousins having to go thru this process I couldn't even imagine! I am not Andrea's mother but was always the designated babysitter period! I have watched her grow and have always state close to All of my family. Months may pass but love Never does!
We are a normal family with disfunction but when in need we all turn into a ant army not being told what to do but just knowing our job! We pull together because that's family ! Ohana mean family and with family No one gets left behind!
We have lost many family members from our tree but I believe that's why we were given so many! Our roots are solid and we all are here to do our job until our time has come. For us left behind it breaks our heart but for those who have left us I believe they never leave our side because no one gets left behind we just added a new guardian angel!
Sorry for rambling .. This was just so moving and made me remember who we ARE!
UPDATE: Car wash will be held on
5615 Franklin blvd, Sacramento 10am- Sundown
"Big Hogs Battery Shop"
All help is welcomed in any form
In her apartment in Korea , next step bringing our Drea home!
In her apartment Korea
Just spoke with my cousin Kathy about a hour ago. So as a update: Andrea is with them in her apartment and the next step is going to the embassy which is going to be a full day process filled with lots of paperwork so they can release her to leave the country. They will be doing this on Friday/ our Thursday. They have been contacted by Washington DC and they are doing what they can to make sure Andrea gets home, so it's all a progressive but long journey and process!
The family Thanks you and Kathy, Renie , and Haj have been viewing all posts by loved ones and a so thankful of the love and generosity during this time!
Also to be correct Andrea's actual day of passing is Jan 19,2014 Korean time but Jan 18,2014 our time.
Again thank you All!
I personally am so thankful to all of you who have donated and sent prayers, positive thoughts, shared memories, reposted the link, and continue to keep her story actively on social media.
Our family has been truly blessed to have been able to have had her in our lives and she will forever be in our hearts and thank you for becoming apart of the Love Andrea created thru her life story!
Victoria is Andrea's sister and wanted to share this! I absolutely love it!
Victoria wold like to share this
Tonight Kathy and Renie were able to make one step closer to bringing our Drea home. Thank you to all of you family, friends, and supporters who never had the pleasure to meet our beautiful angel.
Andrea you will always be that smile
Always will bring a smile to my face