Unfortunately, this was not something he was able to “take care of” prior to being placed on hospice. What little money he received from Social Security, he spent on general monthly expenses. If he had anything left over, he gave it to his family or those who needed it. We, his daughters, want to fulfill his final wishes. In a sense, we’ve been able to do that so far. He wanted to take one last road trip. We were able to do that last month (August) when we drove up to North Dakota to visit his in-laws to say our final goodbye to our grandma and he was able to reconnect with SO many loved ones. He asked that we NEVER send him to a nursing home so, his daughter drove to Texas to bring him back to Missouri where his daughters have been able to care for him in the comfort of “home” surrounded by his children and grandchildren. That being said, we need some help to pay for cremation services and to cover a small memorial service. We, his daughters, are asking for donations in lieu of flowers. If you’d feel more comfortable sending a card or donations, please text/call/email Mary Sosoatu or Bev Araujo for information on where this can be sent.
At this point, Dad is still hanging on. He is in his final hours/days and we’re trying to prepare for what’s to come.
This is an extremely difficult time for us. Despite that, we’d like to extend our sincerest gratitude for all of your thoughts and prayers.
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