A. Moke Stephen's Family Support

Yesterday morning I received the news that my Dad had been emergency transported to Oahu for surgery after a tumor was found on his brain. After a long day of hoping, praying and wondering, we finally found out he died on the plane before ever reaching the hospital. The only thing keeping his heart beating was lifesupport. My Dad passed away January 5, 2018 leaving behind my Mom, now a widow with 11 children. Seven children are still living at home with the youngest being my baby brother, Malachi, only 17 months old. Illnesses had kept my dad out of work for almost 4 months before he passed away.
This was a sudden and unexpected tragedy. My dad was amazing. He lived life so big. Amid the termoil and heartbreak of dealing with his loss, trying to figure out how to arrange for a funeral, let alone a future, has seemed almost impossible.
Any help would be so appreciated. The money will go to funeral expenses for my dad and toward getting plane tickets for my mom and brothers and sisters so that they can come back to the mainland where family can help them pick up the pieces.


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Liahona Bertagnolli 
Hilo, HI
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