I watched as two families/friends said goodbye to their fathers. I spent as much time as I could with mine (who also happened to have had surgery recently) I wished there was more I could do for these families, my heart broke (still breaks) for them. Neither father was particularly old and both had been through more than their fair share of illnesses.
One family was local and I was able to attend calling hours and offer my condolences and hugs.
The other is a co-worker of mine whose parents live on the other side of the state. It's hard to express sympathy through Facebook or texting. I recently learned that this particular family did not have life insurance. They are struggling to be able to provide even the most basic funeral services. THIS is why I had hesitated on Senior Santa this year, we were meant to help THIS family this year. I know my Grandparents would do anything to help a family member or friend in this situation.
I know our means are meager, but I'm sure every little bit helps. If you would like to help either of these families or find out more information please feel to contact me. I've included a link to the Family's Go Fund Me (I'm sending the funds through a different method, so you might not see ours listed on the page) as well as the obituaries of both of these fine men.