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German's Funeral

$3,000 goal

Campaign created 8 months ago
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Hello,

I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read this. My name is Jordi and I am German's son. My dad suffered a heart attack and unexpectedly passed away August 12th, 2018. He left behind his lifelong love Elizabeth, whom he married at 18. Including myself, they have three children, one of which has a 3 year old which they adopted.
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Les quiero agradecer por tomarse el tiempo para leer esto. Mi nombre es Jordi y soy el hijo de German. Mi papa sufrió un ataque al corazón y falleció inesperadamente el 12 de agosto del 2018. Dejó a su amor de toda la vida, Elizabeth, con quien se casó a los 18 años. Incluyéndome a mí, tienen tres hijos, uno de los cuales tiene una hija de 3 años que adoptaron.

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We lived in Venezuela for about fifteen years until we were forced to flee due to the political crisis and returned to our homeland, Colombia. German's worries skyrocketed and his health took a turn for the worse as the economic and humanitarian crisis worsened in Venezuela. The dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro has led to one of the world’s highest rates of inflation and unemployment, the widespread closure of private businesses, shortages of basic necessities and housing, and increases in crime and homicides. My dad was no exception, and suddenly found his private business shut down, leaving our home and family at risk. He also suffered from high blood pressure and tried to regulate it as much as he could given the circumstances.
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Vivimos Venezuela durante unos quince años hasta que se vieron obligados a huir debido a la crisis política y regresaron a nuestra tierra natal, Colombia. Sus preocupaciones comenzaron y su salud se empeoraba a la vez que la crisis económica y humanitaria se empeoró en Venezuela. La dictadura de Nicolás Maduro ha llevado a una de las tasas más altas de inflación y desempleo, el cierre generalizado de empresas privadas, la escasez de artículos de primera necesidad y la vivienda, y el aumento de la delincuencia y homicidios. German no fue una excepción- no tenía opción más que cerrar su negocio poniendo en riesgo nuestro hogar y familia. También sufría de presión arterial alta e intentó regularla tanto como pudo.

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My dad was en route to Venezuela via bus, in attempt to retrieve some of his belongings that were left behind. He informed the bus driver he wasn’t feeling well, and ended up in a hospital in Bogota, Colombia, and died later that night.
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Mi papa estaba en camino a Venezuela en autobús, en un intento de recuperar algunas de sus pertenencias. Informó al conductor del autobús que no se sentía bien, y terminó en un hospital en Bogotá, Colombia, y murió más tarde esa noche.

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Despite embarking on their marriage at a young age together, my parents were always very responsible in raising their children. No matter in which circumstance they found themselves, they made it a priority to provide for our family and gave us the best life they could. My dad was a generous and loving man. If there was an opportunity to help someone, he would help without hesitation. His generosity and care towards his family arose from tragedy; German grew up without a father, who was shot by Colombian guerillas when German was only four days old.
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A pesar de haberse casado tan jóvenes, mis padres siempre fueron muy responsables en la crianza de sus hijos. No importaba en qué circunstancia se encontraban, era una prioridad proveer a su familia y nos dieron la mejor vida posible. Mi papa era un hombre generoso y amoroso. Si había una oportunidad de ayudar a alguien, él ayudaría sin pensarlo. Su generosidad y amor nació de la tragedia; German fue criado sin papá, quien fue asesinado por la guerilla Colombiana cuando German acababa de nacer apenas 4 días antes.

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On behalf of my dad, my mom, and my siblings, I have created this fundraiser in attempt to alleviate our financial stress. During tribulations such as these, it can be very difficult to ask for help, especially whilst coping with a death of a loved one. Funeral costs such as funeral home fees, the casket, flowers, the transportation of his body to another city, his medical debt and final arrangements can quickly add up causing an incredible amount of stress and emotional exhaustion. It is important that our family has space to mourn the loss of our loved one without financial concerns eclipsing our loss. We are doing everything we can to stay afloat, but we do need help.
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En nombre de mi papa, mi mama y mis hermanos, he creado esta recaudo de fondos para intentar aliviar nuestro estrés financiero. Durante tribulaciones como estas, puede ser muy difícil pedir ayuda, especialmente tan pronto después de enfrentar la muerte de un ser querido. Los costos del funeral, como el costo de la casa funeraria, el ataúd, las flores, transporte de su cuerpo a otra ciudad, su deuda médica y los arreglos finales pueden sumarse rápidamente, causando mucho estrés y agotamiento emocional. Es importante que nuestra familia tenga espacio para el proceso de luto sin preocupaciones financieras que eclipsen nuestra pérdida. Estamos haciendo todo lo posible para mantenernos a flote, pero si necesitamos ayuda.

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Thank you again for taking the time to read this and we deeply appreciate anything you are able to donate. <3
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Gracias de nuevo por tomarse el tiempo para leer esto y agradecemos profundamente cualquier cosa que pueda donar. <3


Best / Atentamente,


Jordi
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