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HELP MY DAD FIGHT CANCER

$6,305 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 8 months
Created June 20, 2018
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My father was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer on May 16, 2018. While at the ER thinking he had Appendicitis, we were told he actually had a tumor in his colon. The cancer had also spread to his liver extensively. According to his surgeon and oncologist, a cure is improbable. At this point, the goal is to prolong what little time he has left. I have started this GoFundMe page because WE NEED YOUR HELP. 
 
About him
After immigrating to the USA in 1990, he worked various jobs to support his family despite coming to a foreign country with no knowledge of the language or money. He has worked hard his whole life. Most times, he would work 6 days a week including overtime. As exhausted he would be, he felt happy and satisfied to be able to continue working. His humble dream was save enough money to retire with my mom and his family in the countryside. Now, his dreams have changed: He wants to live long enough to walk my sister and me down the aisle. While in the hospital, he told me that he wants to fight to live even though he felt selfish to ask for more time.
My dad is a man that has difficulty expressing his affection. He shows his love in ways that most people don’t see. He serves others without asking to be recognized. He provides for his family tirelessly. We will cherish every memory that he gave our family. Although time is out of our hands, I would like the remaining days filled with memories he can cherish until the end. 
 
WHY we need your help
My dad was hospitalized for over a week and underwent multiple procedures during that time. Now he is faced with countless hospital visits including chemotherapy. We will also be seeing a specialist at Stanford. Medical expenses are piling up and we are unfortunately unable to keep up with them at this time. 
As my dad has been working tirelessly to provide for his family in America, he has not had the opportunity to visit his friends and family back in his hometown in Korea. We wish to be able to reunite our father with his extended family and friends in Korea before he passes.
 
We will be grateful for anything that will ease the financial burden at this time. Prayers and thoughts will be also be appreciated. Please share his story to help spread the word.
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Our beloved father took his last breath yesterday, December 14, 2018. Words cannot describe the sorrow we feel but also relief that he is no longer in pain. This has been a tough journey, but now he’s at peace. There will be a short worship/memorial service on 12/16/18 at the Santa Maria Korean SDA Church at 2:00pm if anyone would like to attend. Thank you all for everything.
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First off, my family and I would like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the generous donations along with the prayers and kind wishes from everyone. The financial assistance has been a god-send during these unfortunate times. Secondly, I’d like to apologize for the lack of updates during my dad’s journey.

We’d like to inform everyone that my dad is currently in hospice care. The decision was made due to his rapid deterioration and multiple chemotherapy treatments were proving to be ineffective. His treatment plan was further complicated with unforeseen events including multiple ER visits and sepsis requiring hospitalization for 10 days.

Again, I’d like to thank everyone for the kind wishes, prayers, and financial assistance. Please continue to pray for our family as we prepare to send my dad off.
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Raised by 65 people in 8 months
Created June 20, 2018
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