my dad, gone too soon.

For: Alice Park
Centreville, VA
Organizer: Alice Park
my dad, gone too soon. (Alice Park)
$891
of $2,000 goal.
Raised by 26 donors
44% Complete

The Story

My name is Alice Park, and my dad is Sang Park. He passed away the morning of February 3, 2017 peacefully in his sleep once we made the collective (and most difficult) decision that he is ready to go. He has been suffering for quite some time, so I am thankful he is no longer in pain. I would really appreciate any help I can get; being able to spend time grieving is impaired by financial obligations for the logistics of my dad's death. It is just me and my brother. I myself am currently in debt from my student and car loans, and it would be a great weight off my shoulders if I could have the peace of mind knowing that I don't have to worry about the financial aspects of my dad passing away. Any amount would help. There are possible lawyer fees involved that I may add to the goal at a later time if/when necessary. I am not sure where else to turn, and in addition to the grief I feel, there's some panic at the costs I will have to face after he passes.
I would like to be able to persevere from this, unhindered by silly (but necessary, I suppose) things like how to pay for his burial and how to make sure I've covered all the logistical bases in preparation for his passing. Thank you very much for reading, and if you have any additional questions or comments, you can contact me on facebook (www.facebook.com/alicejpark).

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 4, 2017

Posted on February 4, 2017

My dad's health got aggressively worse in October 2016. He was hospitalized three times over the course of five weeks--the last involving a coma. He woke up to the sound of my brother calling for him. ("아빠 아빠?") I am glad he woke up to see his son one last time, see some friends and family, and hear us tell him we love him. 

He passed away this morning (February 3, 2017). I was with him to his last breath and heartbeat. 

Thank you for your help. I started this fundraiser last year when I thought it was my last few days with him, but we miraculously got another year out of him. He was ready to go today though, and he passed peacefully in his sleep. 

Posted on March 8, 2016

Posted on March 8, 2016

As of mid February, it has been determined that my dad is no longer terminal (i.e. 6 months of life left). He is somewhere between class B and class C on the Child-Pugh scale of liver cirrhosis, and his doctor says he may even live up to three years if he drastically improves some habits.

In July (which will mark six months of treatment), if his condition has not gotten better, he may opt for getting on the list for a liver transplant. Thank you, a million times over, to those who have donated so far. Your money is not disappearing into thin air, I promise. I am still paying for my dad's burial plot (started payments in January), and his situation is still dire--he's just not facing death as soon as I thought he was.

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