In Memory of Mr.Dar Shiue
Organized by: Jordan Berroteran
It is easy, and even natural, to get caught up in hurry and rush in this life. What is difficult is to slow down for a moment and make time for compassion. We have to remind ourselves sometimes to be softer, kinder, and gentler to the people around us, and I find it beautiful and rare when a person does not need such a reminder. People always say that their real friends are the ones they can count on at anytime, day or night, to sacrifice their time and energy to help. If this is really what it means to be a true friend, then anyone reading this already knows that Alex Shiue is the embodiment of this idea. It doesn’t matter whether I’ve needed him at two in the afternoon for a meaningful conversation or three at night for a ride home from the bar, he has never left me without the help and kindness that I needed.
Now, I am called to help Alex as he is faced with the indescribable difficulty of having lost a critical person in his life. You may already know that his father recently passed away, which is a loss that I cannot describe. Beyond losing a beloved husband and father, his family has lost the security and support that he provided. There is no way to repay Alex for all the things he has done for me in this life, and there is certainly no way to recompense him for the loss of his father. He doesn’t need help at 4 a.m., and he doesn’t need a ride home from the bar. His need stems much deeper and is much more meaningful, and I hope you will join me in my effort to help him in his time of grievance and loss. I am trying to gather donations for Alex from anyone who feels similarly that he has given so selflessly to his friends, family, and the world around him. Any donation at all is appreciated, and will, of course, all go directly to Alex during this financial and emotional hardship. I know it is easy, and even natural, to get caught up in hurry and rush in this life, but right now is a perfect time to slow down for a moment and make time for compassion.