Like every other Sunday, on January 20th 2019, Esther Jung (12) and friend, Sophia (9) were at their home church in Arlington Heights. When service ended, they went outside to play in the snow. An hour passed and when they didn't return, their families went looking and found them buried in the snow. The girls had been playing in a snow fort and the snow bank had collapsed above them.
Esther, the cherished youngest daughter of the pastor of the church was pronounced dead at 4:30 pm that same Sunday.
The family is in shock and beyond devastated. Esther's father is the pastor of the church and the family lives on that income alone. The funds raised will go towards funeral costs and to support Esther's family in this time of need.
On a personal note, this is the church my parents attend and my own 3 daughters have visited many times. Our eldest was friends with Sophia and we are mourning this tragic loss.
The beneficiary of the funds will be Ulysses Jung, who is the father of Esther Jung. The funds will be used to pay for funeral costs, and burial ceremonies in the spring/summer of 2019, and readjustments costs (time off of work, counseling, other business expenses related to the closing of their small business).