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Update on Donations for the Kim Family

Words simply cannot express how horribly sad today's news was. The thoughts and prayers of all of us are with James, Kati, and their family tonight. 

Sheriff Brian Anderson deserves a ton of credit. I've never seen someone more dedicated to finding someone he never knew personally. I hope to God nothing like that ever happens to me... but if it does, I want Brian leading the team to find me.

The family finally set up a place to take donations on their website, so my efforts are no longer necessary. I'll be redirecting my donation link to their site shortly. There were three donations, and those donations will be immediately transferred to the PayPal account the Kim family set up.

Since the family's doing it now, you no longer have an excuse not to donate. Please be generous. He helped save the lives of his wife and kids, and he's a hero for it. I can't really think of a worse way for a Thanksgiving celebration to end. Rest in Peace, James Kim.

Update: Scott Fulton of BetaNews said it far better that I could.

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  • December 6, 2006 8:06 PM
  • The sad thing is, hundreds of Americans die in similar/other tragic accidents every day, and they simply don't the equal coverage they deserve. It's sad how in order for death to mean anything it has to be someone famous and rich – otherwise it's just another statistic.

    My deepest condolences for the Kim family, but it really does say something when the whole world stops what they're doing for an entire week to look for one man - just because of who he is.

    December 7, 2006 12:14 AM
  • Henrik A said:

    In memoriam...

    My deep sympathies and condolences to Kati Kim, her children and close friends to the family.

    December 7, 2006 4:53 AM
  • ComputerGuru: How was he "rich and famous"? he was a simple reporter and father. He was a gadget geek like the rest of us. And his family was just trying to get home from thanksgiving.

    December 8, 2006 3:02 AM
  • econo said:

    Beautiful site!

    January 4, 2007 2:36 PM