The son of an Atlanta bloodbath victim wrote a moving tribute to his slain mother — and America responded.
Randy Park posted on a GoFundMe web page that his mom, Hyun Jung Grant, “was one of my greatest buddies and the strongest affect on who we’re at this time,” asking for $20,000 to assist him and his brother relocate and bury the 51-year-old single mother.
“Dropping her has put a brand new lens on my eyes on the quantity of hate that exists in our world,” Park wrote. “As a lot as I wish to grieve and course of the fact that she is gone, I’ve a youthful brother to take care of and issues to resolve because of this of this tragedy.”
His plea didn’t fall on deaf ears — by Friday afternoon, the 2 brothers had acquired greater than $1 million from almost 26,000 donors.
“To place it bluntly, I can’t imagine you guys exist,” Park mentioned in a follow-up thank-you on the fundraising web page. “Individuals I’ll by no means meet, hear, nor specific my due to. That is merely a change in my life.
“I’ll dwell the remaining of my days grateful for what has basically given my household a second likelihood,” he wrote.
His mom was one of eight individuals killed Tuesday in a shooting spree at two Atlanta-area spas. Six of the lifeless victims had been Asian American girls.
Robert Aaron Lengthy, 21, has been charged in the killings.
Park mentioned on the GoFundMe web page that he and his youthful brother at the moment are just about alone, because the relaxation of their household is in South Korea.
He mentioned he hopes to rearrange for his mom’s funeral however has been unable to retrieve her physique “on account of some authorized problems.”