Felipe, with his wife, Lorraine, tried to make the most of their short time together. On his good days, they enjoyed sitting on the porch, embracing fresh air, and going out on walks, and spending time with their family.
It was a dream come true when the Dream Foundation offered to send Felipe to Kansas City to watch a Chief's game and meet the players.
His wife would be unable to care for herself and him on the 6 hour flight and 3 Day Trip in Kansas. The decision was made that Steven SR would accompany Felipe to Kansas to share this Once In A Life Time experience.
They left friday 12-15-17, and the next day Felipe's dream would come true.
Felipe had the time of his life at the game and after an exhausting day, they returned to the hotel.
On The Morning of 12-17-17, It was discovered by Steven SR that Felipe had passed in his sleep.
We are comforted that Felipe spent his last day experiencing all that life had to offer. His dying wish had come true and even though he was far from home, he knew he was loved.
This unexpected passing during his trip has left his family aching for closure.
Any amount helps, we are seeking any and all help in honoring Felipe's final wishes.
Felipe Lopez was a loved husband, father, and grandpa. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Lopez, Son's Fernando & Steven SR Vargas, His Daughter-In-Law, Melissa, Grandchildren Renee, Steven Jr, Pearl, Micah, & Jonah, and His Great Grandchildren Castiel & Matthew Jr.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us come up with the initial donation amount of $5000 to get Felipe home. We are still looking to raise additional funds for his headstone and burial costs, which we were advised would cost an additional $3000. Every Penny helps and we are so grateful for every share, donation, and prayer we have gotten. All of your kindness and generosity has been extremely comforting in our time of need.
*** UPDATE # 2 ***
Thank you everyone who has donated and helped us reach our final goal.
Any additional funds beyond the $8000 will be given to his wife, Lorraine Lopez.
This has been a very hard time for all of us and we are extremely blessed and grateful for everyone's assistance.
This financial burden has been lifted from our family, and we can now begin the grieving process.
*** SPECIAL NOTE TO THE CHIEF'S KINGDON***
We would like to make a special thank you to the Chief's Kingdom.
Since the story aired on Channel 41, the support created from the Chief's Nation has been overwhelming.
You all embraced Felipe and not only did he live out his final dream, but you were all so kind to gave him back to us.
We will never be able to say thank you enough.
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