Lost my dad, and need to fly home.
Donations will be used for booking a departing and return flight from Arizona to Virginia, where my family is, and where services for him will be held. Flights are extremely expensive on this short of notice as I am aiming to fly back within the next few days. I'm sorry to ask for so much. My dad was always the kind of person who would move mountains for you without a thought but wouldn't accept any help back whatsoever (out of stubbornness mostly, hahah), and a lot of that has rubbed off on me. But now, I need help. If I've learned anything from this sudden loss, it is to accept and to not be afraid of reaching out to those who love you and want you to be safe and happy, if not just to ease the stress on your heart. It's a load other people are more than willing to help you bear.
I love my dad with everything I have. I wouldn't be the person I am today without him, in more than just the fact that he gave life to me. It breaks my heart that it isn't within my means to fly out instantly to see him and my family, so I am eternally greatful for everyone who has reached out, and everyone who has offered to help. Thank you so much. Our family feels your warm wishes and condolences this holiday season, and extends our own love and warmth to you.