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The Final Battle

Organized by: Laura Duran

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THE STORY:

Anyone who knows my dad, can probably share a funny story or two about him. I am asking if you could share a story so I can share with my family and friends at this time. For those who don’t know my dad, well, he’s a unique character. A man of God, a Korean War Purple Heart recipient (1st Calvary); an eccentric personality with a fierce political voice. Today, he is fighting his final battle – he has congestive heart failure and will not be here much longer. He has been my only parent for the last 45 years, since mom passed away from a brain tumor at the age of 34. I moved dad in with me on Christmas Day 2006, when he was 77, so I could take care of him. He is 85 now and has been surviving the last two years with only 15% heart capacity. I lost my job in January this year and was out of work for 6 months. Good news is that I got to spend more time caring for dad, while the not so good news is that I was not working bringing in much needed income. We had to tap into his savings after I drained all that I had to maintain the household. I went back to work in June and by July 2nd, dad was back in the hospital, then rehabilitation for 3 weeks. He was released and referred to hospice on August 1st. There is no way to tell if he’s going to be around a day, a week, a month, or six months. He still has a very sharp mind and knows what’s going on as well. Although his burial will be covered since he is a Veteran, we do not have the means today to fund the costs of a funeral as we are trying to pay his medical expenses today. As I am frantically, trying to find resources to assist. Today, 8/9 is not a good day, he is in pain and is extremely weak. I have the hospice nurse on the way as I am typing this in tears. So, back to the beginning, please share your story about dad with me and God Bless You for your support.

$1,050

 

35% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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  • Tom Sands

    $250

  • Becky Herrera and family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Annie Preston

    $50

  • Gina Sardis

    $50

  • Sandy

    $200

  • John vasquez

     

  • Roger & Nancy

    $100

  • Susan Riley

    $100

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Organized by

Laura Duran

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Susan Riley

Susan Riley

DONATION: $100

May love and light shine the way in celebration of your Dad's life. 2 years ago

Roger & Nancy

Roger & Nancy

DONATION: $100

Laura I am very sorry to hear about Mr. Duran's health. I know your dad from the times I have had the chance to speak with him and he always has something positive to say. God Bless you Laura and your whole family. 2 years ago

John vasquez

John vasquez

I sorry to hear that mr. Duran and you as a fam are going through this difficult time. My prayer go out to you 2 years ago

Sandy

Sandy

DONATION: $200

Sending prayers to your Dad, you and your family. 2 years ago

Gina Sardis

Gina Sardis

DONATION: $50

Never met him but you're wonderful so he's done good there❤️ 2 years ago

Annie Preston

Annie Preston

DONATION: $50

I love y'all!!! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Becky Herrera and family

Becky Herrera and family

DONATION: $100

Mr. Duran is a great man who I truly admire and respect. On his own, he raised three of my very best childhood friends, Joel, Ruth and Laura. My best memory of Mr. Duran is how much faith he had in God and how adamant he was about them going to church with him . He has raised and molded my friends into the great people that they are today. They are very loving, caring and very respectable . It has come the time that they are giving back to their Daddy for everything he did for them even if it includes hardship. And although it is hard, they wouldn't have it any other way. God Bless . 2 years ago

Tom Sands

Tom Sands

DONATION: $250

Laura, Sorry to hear this. One thing that I am proud of is you for taking your Dad in and taking care of him In the latter years of his life. This is something that you should be proud of and I believe that your father feels this way in his heart. God Bless You and Your Family! 2 years ago

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