Jiwon Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund
I apologize for not following up for some time, but I wanted to update you and let you know that your donations were used to create the Jiwon Lee Memorial Fund at Columbia University Dental school. Jiwon was passionate about organized dentistry and considered it a great honor to serve on the national board of ASDA. Debt is just one of the many issues facing dental students today and your generous donations will help Jiwon's legacy carry on and support generations of future dental students.
As the holidays approach and many of you head home to spend time with your families, our family hopes you cherish what time we may have together. Pain and loss are unfortunately things all of have to experience. I hope and pray that with each painful experience we gain clarity and perspective, making strides toward a better tomorrow, and are not overcome by grief or anger.
Maybe like me, you think about Jiwon everyday, or another lost loved one. I share with you a verse I found a lot of encouragement from from one of my Pastor's sermons - "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. (Hebrews 12:1 NIV)" I am sure Jiwon is with that great hosts of witnesses cheering for you and I to faithfully complete the tasks set before us. Until we meet again, we love you always Jiwon!
Lastly, If you would like to make further contributions to the memorial fund in the future. Please contact Geraldine Connors at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-342-5612
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart,
I would like to inform you that a memorial service for Jiwon will take place on Monday, May 12th at 6:30pm in Alumni Auditorium, 650 W. 168th St., First floor on the Medical campus of Columbia University (New York, NY 10032). Please attend if you are able and feel free to share the word with Jiwon's friends. The Ceremony is for family, friends, students, faculty and staff only. There will also be security at the door so a photo ID will be required to enter.
A separate funeral service will take place in Michigan at 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 15th at the Korean Presbyterian Church of Metro Detroit (27075 W. Nine Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48033)
Thank you for your continued prayers, donations, and support. Unfortunately, Jiwon, beloved daughter, sister, and friend has gone on to a better place. Our family thanks you at this time for respecting our privacy. We are currently planning a memorial service to honor Jiwon and will post further details as soon as possible.
참으로 어려운 일들속에서 걱정해주고 기도해주고 후원해주시고 에서주신 여러분게 감사와고마옴을 드립니다. 저로서도 너무나 힘들고 아픈시간이였지만 여러분의 도움으로 여기까지 잘 견뎠습니다. 아름다운 끝은 아니지만 지원이는 편한하고 좋은 곳으로 가있음을 확신합니다. 여려분과의 모든 기억들은 아름다움으로 길이 영원히 우리 기억에 있을것입니다. 사실 무근의 말들은 서로 안 전했으면 좋겠습니다.
Why has this not been publicized by the media?!
Hoping & will be watching...
My heart goes out to her family. I pray she is okay and comes home safely.
* Pray that Jiwon would be found safe and unharmed. Please also lift up her parents and loved ones during this time of waiting.
Hello, I am a friend of Jiwon and I'm spreading the word as much as I can. I will get as many people as I can to donate. I want to help as much as I can. What ever you need please feel free to contact me @ Jeniceruiz@gmail.com. She is in my prayers.