Five-year-old Brian Edeun Kim was nothing short of bright, loving, and exuberant, the apple of not only his parents’ eyes but also the eyes of everyone who knew him.
But on January 29, 2018, Brian, who had no prior history of seizures or epilepsy, was rushed to the emergency room and, when the doctors were unable to contain the seizures, was transferred to the Children’s National Hospital a week later. Yet, even there, test after more sophisticated test delivered a clean bill of health—on paper, Brian was healthy.
So rare was Brian’s condition that researchers flew in from Mayo Clinic, one of the world’s top research hospitals, and left perplexed. With no viable treatment or cure available to him, Brian passed away on February 11, 2018, nearly two weeks after he was first admitted to the hospital and just days shy of his 6th birthday.
As friends of Brian’s family, we write this GoFundMe campaign with heavy hearts, to request your assistance in honoring Brian’s memory and keeping his light shining. Any surplus from covering Brian’s funeral costs will be donated to a charity under Brian’s name. There are thousands of pediatric seizure cases, and we would love to help fund research to better understand and one day prevent rare and acute cases of epilepsy like Brian’s.
Thank you for your kind support of the Kim family.
- Brian Father
- Brian's Dad
- Kristen Veale
- Dongsang Kim
- Hyunsik Oh
Organizer and beneficiary