John Darrell's funeral service

My dad was sent to the hospital for having a sezier.  During his visit, he went into cardiac arrent.  I was told by the hospital that it took them 10+ minutes to revive him.  Unfortunately, after two differnt opinions, we have been told that he has been declared brain dead.  We have had him moved to a facility that specializes in patients that are on ventalitors.  We had a family conference (yesterday) with the nurologist.  We were told that he is only getting worse.  He is breathing on his own, but he is in a vegative state, and it will only get worse.    We have waited for the last month to have a miracle happen.  We realize that he will never be "John" again, and we can't continue to let him lay in bed.  It is time for my dad to no longer;  feel pain, be tired, or  forgetful.  One of the last things that he has said was that he is tired and want to be with his dad (in heaven).  I, his daughter have come to the conclusion that I no longer can be selfish.  My dad deserves to be happy.  To be with all of the peaple that we have lost.  The only comfort that I find in all of this, is that he made it very clear to me that he has been saved and he's told me that theirs no doubt in his mind that he is going to heaven.  Today, hospice has stepped in.  He is on day 4 of no dyalsis, and now no antibotic (he is off everything).  Hospice has him on a morphine drip, to keep him comfortable.  The wonderful lady from hospice is pretty sure that he will not be here much longer.  His body is swelling up (without dyalsis) and his kidneys will soon start shutting down.  I've now realized that I'm running out of time.  I need to start making funeral arrangements.  Dad tried so hard to get life insurance.  Right after he started dyalsis he found a company that would except him, with $5,000 burial coverage, for $133 per month (he was so happy).   Once they told dad that it takes two years before the policy would be in effect, dad cancelled it.  He told me that he did not think that he would live that long (he made it a year and a half on dyalsis, so he was right).  I have some money set asside for this.  However, I cannot afford to pay for the full funeral.  My dad ALWAYS told me not to waste my money on a viewing, and just cremate him.  I'm sorry but I can't do this.  I love him way to much.  He deserves a day of just, "CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF JOHN."  Anything donated would greatly be appreciated.  
Thank You!

Angeline Cappella
(Daughter)

PS.  I picked this picture because of how happy my dad looks.  He loved his grandchildren, especially when he is surrounded by almost all of them.  I do not have to many pictures of my dad smiling this big.

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    • 37 mos
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Organizer

Angie Dorsey Cappella 
Organizer
Dearborn Heights, MI
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