Lost my dad, and need to fly home.

$3,055 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 59 people in 14 months
My name is Jami Carignan, and last night, my dad, Daniel Carignan, passed away very suddenly and completely unexpectedly from a heart attack. My dad was an incredibly good man who had nothing but blitzing love and unmoving care in his heart for his family and those he loved, and I am unable to afford a flight home to see him and my family as we say our goodbyes and support each other as we suffer the loss of a person who was the cornerstone of our family--the most reliable and selfless person to everyone around him and source of love and stability for two children who needed it the most growing up.

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.
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This is unreal. Thank you all so much for everything. In less than two hours you all have contributed over double of the cost of the flights. All of the extra, which I am just blown away by, is appreciated as well, as I'm having to take off work for a while to be home... All of it helps more than you could imagine and I'm so grateful. The outpouring of care, in sharing this page or even commenting your condolences and warmth and reassurance is helping my heart tremendously. Thank you all so much...!!! Your love is felt and I hope you can feel it back.
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$3,055 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 59 people in 14 months
Created December 18, 2016
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$35
Anonymous
14 months ago
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$15
Nicholas Filauro
14 months ago

I lost my dad 3 months ago in similar circumstances. I'm so sorry for your loss, and can't express in words how much I hope you and your loved ones can find strength in this horrible time. I'll be praying for all of you to make it through this with each other's love and kindness.

$30
Anonymous
14 months ago
$25
Anonymous
14 months ago
AC
$50
Anthony Castaneda
14 months ago

My condolences. We've only spoken once, but I would like to help you out. Sending good vibes your way. Take care.

BA
$15
Bianka Austin
14 months ago

Sending the best vibes and all my love!!<3

DJ
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Dannel Jurado
14 months ago

My condolences, Jami <3

JI
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Jacqueline Immele
14 months ago

fly safe Jami

MV
$10
Michael Vallejo
14 months ago

If there's anything else I can do to help... please let me know. <3

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