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Won Jun Kim's Memorial Fund

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Created March 3, 2019
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On January 29th, 2019 our dear friend Wonjun Kim suddenly passed away. Wonjun had a detrimental brain hemorrhage that unfortunately left his brain and nervous system to damaged of recovery. We, his friends & family, spent four painful days monitoring Wonjun’s condition at the ICU here in Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. During those four days, all we could do was watch him breathe on the support of medical equipment while praying / hoping for the best.

Wonjun was a young motivated student at the University of Washington confidently working towards his dream of becoming an impactful fashion model. To his friends, Wonjun was more like a brother. He always instilled in those around him the values of kindness, passion, and maturity. On the brink of graduation, Wonjun also had a successful modeling career through large world renowned companies in both Korea and Los Angeles. It is difficult to accept the fact that someone so young, and with so much potential, has left us.

We are humbly doing this fundraiser as his friends to hopefully provide comfort to his family. If you are comfortably able to, we kindly ask that you would consider helping out Wonjun’s family after the tremendous loss they have suffered. All funds, messages, and kind words will be given to Wonjun’s family to help cover medical bills and will also be used to create a memorial for Wonjun at the UW campus. We hope this memorial will help Wonjun’s joyful memories and legacy remain.

We remember Wonjun based on the natural influence he had on those around him. The memories he gave, the friends that he cared for, the kindness he showed and the impactful image - the image of a young man, smiling, standing tall with confidence, ready for whatever challenge the world would present.

We love you Wonjun! You were more than a friend, and we will remember you as a brother who never let his friends or his family come second. May you rest in eternal peace.


2019년 1월 29일, 워싱턴 대학교의 학생이자 저와 많은 이들에게 친구였던 원준이가 우리의 곁을 갑작스럽게 떠나게 되었습니다. 어린 나이에 갈팡질팡 자신이 무엇을 해야 할지 몰랐던 이 친구는 복학과 동시에 모델이라는 뚜렷한 꿈을 가지고 힘차게 달려왔었습니다. 학교에서는 졸업이라는 목표와 함께 그 누구보다 자신이 해내고자 하는 일에 최선을 다하던 친구였습니다. 항상 선하며 착한 품성을 가지고 주변 사람들에 미움을 사지 않고 사랑과 배려를 베풀던 좋은 마음씨를 가지고 있었기에 이 친구를 좋아하고 사랑하는 사람들이 주위에 넘쳤습니다. 항상 같은 자리에서 또 먼 미래에서도 저희 곁에 있을 친구라 생각했지만, 하루아침에 다시는 볼 수 없는 원준이의 존재는 아직도 실감하기 어렵습니다.

이 친구의 점점 희미해지는 모습을 눈앞에서 가족들과 지켜봤습니다. 오늘은 일어날 거야… 그리고 내일은 일어날 거야… 라는 희망은 아쉽게도 이루지지 않았습니다. 이 순간을 같이 함께한 부모님이 느끼셨던 슬픔과는 비교가 될 수는 없지만, 원준이를 너무 사랑하는 사람들을 위해 그리고 이제 평생 마음속에 응어리가 생긴 원준이의 부모님을 위해서 이 친구의 존재가 조금 더 오래 기억될 수 있도록 도움을 청하고 싶습니다.

이번 모금을 통하여 현재 워싱턴 대학교 안에 위치한 쿼드 한 편에 원준이를 항상 기억하고 추모할 수 있는 작은 벤치를 만들 예정이며,  또, 누구보다 이 순간 가장 힘드시고 아프신 원준이 부모님에게 조금이라도 도움이 되고자 작은 위로금을 전달해 드려 치료비에 보탤 예정입니다. 이렇게라도 이 친구가 기억될 수 있도록 많은 성원과 도움을 부탁드립니다.

감사합니다.
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Dear Donors,

I am informing you all that we will be holding a small celebration for Wonjun's memorial bench on June 24th (Monday) from 3pm to 4pm. We will be providing snacks and time to freely take pictures. If, by chance, anyone is expecting to bring flowers, please don't! This is just a temporary event; the facilities team is going to reclaim the bench for further modifications so that it can be ready to be fixed to the ground later on this summer.

Anyone is welcomed to come so do not hesitate in joining us for this special day. If you have any questions or concerns please email me at moonsj94@gmail.com.

Once again, we would like to thank all of you for your kind donations and condolences. We hope to see you all there!


Best,

Sang Joon Moon
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To all donors,

Hello. I just wanted to give you guys a quick update on the current status of our campaign.

We have currently closed all donations and delivered all the funds to the UW facilities team. According to one of the directors, the construction has begun and we can expect to have it finished by the end of spring quarter (I did not yet receive a specific date). The location for the bench will be near Smith Hall and it looks to be on the east/south east corner of the building near Grieg Garden. For more clarity regarding the location, you can check out the map and photo I attached to this post!

Also, it seems like we are able to hold a small celebration after the construction is complete. If I receive full information and confirmation about this process, I will let you all know immediately and lay out the specifics on how we are going to be conducting it.

On behalf of Wonjun's family and friends, I thank you all for the consideration and support. We are truly grateful for the care, condolences, assistance, and donations you all have graciously given us throughout this process. I am certain that Wonjun would be looking down at us with a big smile high up in the heavens.

I will make sure to get back to you guys soon with the specific completion date and information for the ceremony process.


Once again, thank you so much.


Best Regards,

Sang Joon Moon (문상준)
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