We are 81.47% to our goal ... Please continue to pray for the family as Andrea's great grandfather has also joined her in heaven on Wednesday evening. Any and all donations are welcomed encouraged and appreciated ! Thank you!
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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! "
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
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!
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
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!
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!
Just got update from Andrea's sister Leticia , Ticia ... There was a great success and a continued amount of support from the community and friends and family. At one point the owner of the establishment where the car wash was being held came out and started washing cars along side them for a couple of hours. Just in a short period of time the family raised 4,000 from the car wash!
See all smiles Andrea your beautiful smile is so wide spread that those around you can't help but to love you! Even a gal in Khols I was talking to and shared the link donated!
It doesn't matter who you pray to as your God, Jehovah, Allah, Buddha, Jewish or just believe in good Karma and positive thinking. Andrea put out great Karma and it is showing in all the lives she has touched before and after death!
Miss you Dre Day!
Update : just spoke with Andreas Aunt and it looks like after the identification process the hospital is Asking for over 1.3 million in hospital fees which converts to 13,900 American money. That is just to have her taken to the next step of embalming because it is a country that only dose that for foreigner the cost will be a additional 10,000 ..that's all before gathering her things to be shipped and getting return flights for her body along with her mother and aunt and any unforeseen bills.
Thank you for all your donations please help spread the word on Andreas behalf . I know this is obtainable you all have reached deep and with her mother and aunt in Korea looking at the site they were amazed and are so grateful. I will be posting photos from Korea soon it's nearly 2am there.
Thank you and God Bless! Please continue in prayer and with lighting of a candle!
Andrea Michelle Godina leaves behind her mother Kathy McEntee , step father Manuel Ruiz , 4 sisters Victoria , Letitia, Bianca, though she had no children her self she has left behind her nieces and nephews along with Godchildren, her grandparents aunts uncles and family and friends. We miss her as she rejoices in Heaven with her father, her godfather, her nana and papa, her cousins and family that has left this world. Though she will no longer be her physically she will always remain in our hearts and will be just as bright a angel in heaven as she was here on earth! Please continue with prayer support and lighting of candles. Many thanks!
Thank you Andrea's mom Kathy Ruiz and aunt Renie are going to be there soon, and I am personally so thankful for the amount of support on her behalf. She has touched so many lives in her time here always smiling and loving everyone!! Your prayers and donations are truly appreciated!! Thank you All!!!
Tomorrow Monday 1/20 there will be a car wash @ 3134 northgate blvd . Please whoever is available with time and or support , it's all appreciated and very much needed!
Also there will be a short clip on fox 40 news at 10pm tonight.
Andrea's family is truly thankful for the truly amazing support and love ! Thank you all every single penny counts! Her mother and aunt will be in Korea later today and please send prayers of love peace and understanding at a time when it never makes since to us. God Bless
Your donations are greatly appreciated and needed for transport of our dear Andrea . So any donation is plenty because one by one we come together and make a difference! God Bless you and thank you on behalf of the family!
Please please please help with 5,10, 15 dollars ... Anything helps! This is a very difficult time for the family and I cannot go into detail. Only to say that it is VERY MUCH needed for this family who has always given there time and last dollar to those in need. I'm pleading for you to help my 1st cousin get to the hospital bed side of her 1st born in South Korea!
Update8:14 jan,21,201 Update Jan21,2014 just spoke with Andreas Aunt and it looks like after the identification the expenses are more than anticipated. Thank you for all your donations please help spread the word on Andreas behalf . I know this is obtainable you all have reached deep and with her mother and aunt in Korea looking at the site they were amazed and are so grateful. I will be posting photos from Korea soon it's nearly 2am there.
Thank you and God Bless! Please continue in prayer and with lighting of a candle! Andrea has lost her Battle on Jan.18,2014 9:00 pm update Grant High Graduate, UCDavis alumni, and was residing in Korea a teacher when the flu took her life within days.
Please continue to show your support for the family with help for Her mother and aunt made flights and are in route but will need funds to get themselves and her things and bring her home no quote on the flight for that yet. Jan18,2014 12:00 am Please help Andrea she is a dual citizen both United States and Korea, she currently lives in So.Korea and has been living her dream as being a teacher and molding the lives of young children ages k-2nd grade. She has been in So. Korea just recently renewed her contract as a teacher with 270 students a day bringing her time there to nearly 5 years. She has found her happiness in the face of her students eagerness to learn, it has made her journey to teach that much more rewarding. That being said Andrea is a single 32 year young lady who is currently in ICU in Korea with no Family! What started as a cold quickly developed into influenza and now she is being kept on a ventilator. Dr. & translators called for her mother here in the states and relayed it is very important for her to get there with Andrea that she is not doing well and cannot speak. Please anyway possible extend whatever is in your reach, frequent flier miles, or money to help with expenses for medical bills, due to her position as a teacher she only has 5 sick paid days and has past that in her stay at the hospital, she needs help and travel expenses to help have her mom Kathy Ruiz be near her first born baby girl. Her mom was thankful to have been blessed with a amazing visit this past December which is also why Traveling back so unexpected is a true hardship. Any and every donation is truly appreciated and the family thanks you in this time of deep need.
Andrea has lost her Battle on Jan.18,2014 Please continue to show your support for the family with help for Her mother and aunt made flights and are in route but will need funds to get themselves and her things and bring her home no quote on the flight for that yet. Please help
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