Darren Cook Memorial Fund

My Dad was a very loving man who cared deeply for his family and for other people. Even though he couldn't get around much the past few years, he would still go online to find people who needed prayer and pray for them as a way to help. My father was like my rock and a huge support. He tried to provide any way he could even though he didn't have much to begin with. He became a humble man and loved to brighten everyone's day and make them laugh. He would be dying on a hospital bed and still be telling jokes and bringing a smile to everyone's faces including the doctors and nurses. Based on how he lived,  I have learned that loving people, loving your family, and loving Christ is what matter's most in life. It's not what you have or how successful you are. Loving People and Christ is what matters most.

20 years ago my Dad was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. He had very bad bronchitis and the doctors said the virus attacked his heart. The virus caused my airway to close up too.  His heart was in bad shape and they said he would have about 5 years to live...But he was fighter and God blessed him and allowed him to be around for 20 years instead. He even got to see my brother, sister and me  grow up. Unfortunately, he passed away a day too late to find out that he was going to be a grandpa.  He would have been so happy. The past 20 years he's been in and out of the hospital, had many surgeries, and almost died quite a few times. He was suppose to go twice this year, but continued to baffle the doctors as they've been for many years, and his heart somehow kept going. It was a mystery since his heart was huge and not really pumping very much oxygen. It really wasn't pumping much. He was a slow paced, limp-walking miracle. He was very close to moving on the next step of getting a heart pump and close to being considered a patient on a waiting list for a heart transplant. However, God wanted him home now. This has been really hard on the family and me...I'm trying to find comfort anywhere in this...but I'm just happy he had a normal day and went to sleep before passing.

This fund is to help raise money for the costs of his memorial and doctors bills to support my mom during this time. I wished I could afford to pay it all to help her if I could. She's got other things to worry about like a whole bathroom to repair from water damage in a fixer upper home. We've lived there for 15 years and just ignore the fixer part of the name since we don't have a lot of money to remodel. My mom works on the house in bits and pieces. She also has an old car that needs to be fixed. So I'm hoping that I can raise even $50 to help her anyway possible with the memorial and doctor bills.

Thank you EVERYONE for your LOVE AND SUPPORT!!!! <3 

I love and miss him so much~

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    • $50 
    • 27 mos
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    • $50 
    • 27 mos
  • Note Suwanchote 
    • $5 
    • 37 mos
  • Erin Caswell 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Brianne Hepworth 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Amanda Zorianna Cook 
Organizer
Edmonds, WA
Debbie Cook 
Beneficiary
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