Cirak Tesfazgi's Funeral Expenses

$15,125 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 335 people in 35 months
Nazareth St
on behalf of Elsa Tewoldeberhan
 SANTA ROSA, CA
Our beloved Cirak Tesfazgi was tragically taken away from his family and friends on June 27, 2016. We are accepting donations through this GoFundMe page in an effort to provide monetary support for the unexpected expenses associated with the funeral.
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Nazareth St
35 months ago
5
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"Compassion is a powerful quality with the ability to transform people. Genuine sincere kindness lifts down rotten spirits, enables valuable works of service to be accomplished, and brings happiness to those who utilize it. More profoundly, caring about others makes us human. Granted, being compassionate is not always easy because kindness is most effectively demonstrated through actions. It requires focus and effort in order to help someone. We have to do something as opposed to simply feeling. Compassion asks us to act on behalf of another. A gesture that requires practice and love. It is often difficult to have compassion but I believe that kindness is worth any effort we are willing to offer. Many people believe that great acts of service are reserved for stellar people. It is my opinion that any kindness, meaningful or insignificant, that we offer even as ordinary individuals is great. Imagine the incredible change that would occur in the world today if each of us made a commitment to be more compassionate. If we all decided immediately that one daily act of service, kindness, or sympathy was not too difficult for us to accomplish. So many of our problems facing the world concerning hatred and violence would become obsolete because our empathy would overpower our fear." -Cirak Tesfazgi, 2002

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Nazareth St
35 months ago
5
5

Hi Ellen. Thanks for your question. My name is Nazareth Tesfai. I was a neighbor of the Tesfazgi's for several years and had set up this page at the request of Cirak's sisters (Ariam and Seghen). The money will go to Cirak's mom, Elsa, through Ariam.

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Debra Tsouprake
35 months ago
2
2

Our hearst weigh heavy for Cirak's family. I love each and everyone of you trying to make sense of it all. GOD BLESS Cirak, your bounce in step is with Christ now. RIP our friend. ♡

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Terrence Laherty
35 months ago
2
2

I've known cirak for 4 and a half years,,he was always walking around with a smile, selling his poetry. I am shocked this happened..he was such a good person and didn't deserve this. I was just hanging out with him two weeks ago downtown sharing some tobbacco and poetry..I'll miss seeing him literally all over downtown...rip ..he was a great person

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Ellen Skagerberg
35 months ago
2
2

This is a beautiful effort for the community to express our sorrow at this senseless death. May I ask who the sponsors of this GoFundMe campaign are, and how you're connected to Mr. Tesfazgi? May he rest in peace.

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Kitty Rowley
35 months ago
1
1

Having lived in Asmara, I feel deeply about the loss of Cirak, as I know the Eritrean community is filled with wonderful people, & I'm sure he was one of them. He was one of their sons, which makes the loss even greater because he was so young. My condolences to the family, friends, & those who bought his poetry.

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Nazareth St
35 months ago
1
1

Today, Saturday, July 2, 2016 there will be a few events to remember Cirak. At 10:30 am, there will be a memorial service at Eggen and Lance located at 1540 Mendocino Ave in Santa Rosa. At 1:00 pm, the burial will take place at 1750 Shiloh Rd in Windsor.

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Teresa Gomez
35 months ago
1
1

HI, When is his service? I would like to attend.

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Jeanine Buckley
35 months ago
1
1

Nazareth, Is there any way you could message me personally on my Face Book page Jeanine Buckley. I would like to ask a private question. Thank you.

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34 months ago
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34 months ago
Nazareth St
35 months ago
5
5

"Compassion is a powerful quality with the ability to transform people. Genuine sincere kindness lifts down rotten spirits, enables valuable works of service to be accomplished, and brings happiness to those who utilize it. More profoundly, caring about others makes us human. Granted, being compassionate is not always easy because kindness is most effectively demonstrated through actions. It requires focus and effort in order to help someone. We have to do something as opposed to simply feeling. Compassion asks us to act on behalf of another. A gesture that requires practice and love. It is often difficult to have compassion but I believe that kindness is worth any effort we are willing to offer. Many people believe that great acts of service are reserved for stellar people. It is my opinion that any kindness, meaningful or insignificant, that we offer even as ordinary individuals is great. Imagine the incredible change that would occur in the world today if each of us made a commitment to be more compassionate. If we all decided immediately that one daily act of service, kindness, or sympathy was not too difficult for us to accomplish. So many of our problems facing the world concerning hatred and violence would become obsolete because our empathy would overpower our fear." -Cirak Tesfazgi, 2002

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Nazareth St
35 months ago
5
5

Hi Ellen. Thanks for your question. My name is Nazareth Tesfai. I was a neighbor of the Tesfazgi's for several years and had set up this page at the request of Cirak's sisters (Ariam and Seghen). The money will go to Cirak's mom, Elsa, through Ariam.

+ Read More
Debra Tsouprake
35 months ago
2
2

Our hearst weigh heavy for Cirak's family. I love each and everyone of you trying to make sense of it all. GOD BLESS Cirak, your bounce in step is with Christ now. RIP our friend. ♡

+ Read More
Terrence Laherty
35 months ago
2
2

I've known cirak for 4 and a half years,,he was always walking around with a smile, selling his poetry. I am shocked this happened..he was such a good person and didn't deserve this. I was just hanging out with him two weeks ago downtown sharing some tobbacco and poetry..I'll miss seeing him literally all over downtown...rip ..he was a great person

+ Read More
Ellen Skagerberg
35 months ago
2
2

This is a beautiful effort for the community to express our sorrow at this senseless death. May I ask who the sponsors of this GoFundMe campaign are, and how you're connected to Mr. Tesfazgi? May he rest in peace.

+ Read More
Kitty Rowley
35 months ago
1
1

Having lived in Asmara, I feel deeply about the loss of Cirak, as I know the Eritrean community is filled with wonderful people, & I'm sure he was one of them. He was one of their sons, which makes the loss even greater because he was so young. My condolences to the family, friends, & those who bought his poetry.

+ Read More
Nazareth St
35 months ago
1
1

Today, Saturday, July 2, 2016 there will be a few events to remember Cirak. At 10:30 am, there will be a memorial service at Eggen and Lance located at 1540 Mendocino Ave in Santa Rosa. At 1:00 pm, the burial will take place at 1750 Shiloh Rd in Windsor.

+ Read More
Teresa Gomez
35 months ago
1
1

HI, When is his service? I would like to attend.

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Jeanine Buckley
35 months ago
1
1

Nazareth, Is there any way you could message me personally on my Face Book page Jeanine Buckley. I would like to ask a private question. Thank you.

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