Tragedy Called Forth Caring Community

Posted: January 8, 2014

The evening of Jan. 1, 2014, a tragic accident on 42N occurred that took the life of 21-year-old Doyeon Ki. She had arrived in our community two days before Christmas from her home in South Korea to study at Eastern Mennonite University.  Her tragic death has called forth a community of support from caring people to minister to the host family, and to the grieving parents who arrived Friday morning.

I want to express my deepest gratitude for the compassion shown by many involved in attending to this difficult situation.  Special thanks to the nursing staff at Sentara RMH Emergency Dept., to Officer Coleman of the Virginia State Police, and to Kyger Funeral Home for their compassion, patience and professionalism that was modeled in every way. 

Thanks also to many others who have surrounded the families involved.

Barbara Moyer Lehman
Associate Pastor for Nurture and
Pastoral Care. Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg

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