My Dad's Final Wishes

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Hello, My name is Denise. On January 26th, I got a call from the hospital that my Father was brought there in an ambulance. I rushed to his side - he seemed confused and was unable to speak but was still happy to see me. Over the next week, many tests and scans were done and on February 1st, he was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor and given two weeks to two months to live. A few days later, he was moved to Hospice care at the VA home.

Despite my many attempts over the last few years to get my Dad to make plans and arrangements, it was a subject that made him very uncomfortable. The only wishes he ever expressed were to spread his ashes far and wide.

My Father, Doug, is 77 years old, a disabled Veteran, living only on social security. He has no material wealth. As much as I wish I could pay for the extravagant service I feel he deserves, I cannot. So I am asking friends and family to help me pay for his simple wish to be cremated.

All money raised will go towards his funerary services.

A month ago, my Dad was a saucy, outspoken, independent man, driving around and babysitting his grandson. As of the moment I am writing this, my Dad is in his last days. I have been telling him since day one that he had nothing to worry about, that I would take care of everything. Many people have asked what they could do to support him and me, please consider donating.

Thank you everyone who has offered love and hugs, those are priceless.
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My Father passed this evening while I was holding his hand and telling him it was ok to go. He will be missed.
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I am amazed at the out pouring of love and support. I was so afraid to do this! I am going to leave the donations open until he passes. Anything above the goal will only be used for things associated with my father. Thank you everyone for showing me the power of community.
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almost halfway there already. Many tears of gratitude.
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Darlene Lent-Contreras
34 months ago

All my Love---xoxoxo

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Sidney Chandler
34 months ago

I'm so sorry for your plight. It's not extravagant to want to cremate your dad and it's way less expensive than a burial. I will be happy to help. Hang in there.

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Raised by 44 people in 34 months
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$55
Anonymous
34 months ago
$40
Tracey Turk
34 months ago
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We love you Denise, hope this helps. XOXOXO

JC
$20
Jenn Cabral
34 months ago

Love you!

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Anonymous
34 months ago
$50
Tara Lynn
34 months ago

Love you

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Carole Wilcox
34 months ago

Denise, we are so sorry for what you and your family are going through. I know you are staying strong for your father's sake. But, please take care of yourself too. Love you.

Darlene Lent-Contreras
34 months ago

All my Love---xoxoxo

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Sidney Chandler
34 months ago

I'm so sorry for your plight. It's not extravagant to want to cremate your dad and it's way less expensive than a burial. I will be happy to help. Hang in there.

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