Growing up with your dad is a major thing in life, whether he takes you fishing, teaches you many things or just finds time to be with you. My father passed away on the 4/8/2017 exactly at 7:39 am. I will never forget that day, he passed away from liver cancer and was detected too late it has already spread around too much, the sad thing is he knew nothing can be done but to accept fate. At that time I was in my 3rd Month of college but became depressed and decided to dropout. He wasn’t eligible for a donor organ. Me and my dad spent time together going to the park, fishing, Going to the Monster Jams, and seeing family together. Those times were great we would just talk about world news or events. long ago as we were fishing he told me of his story of owning an old timer car and he maintained it very well unfortunately it got stolen, he asked me “what’s your dream car?” I replied “maybe an old mustang” and he said “I’ll help you get the car that way I can teach you how to fix it up and maintain it”. From that day our bond was only getting better. After that fishing trip I decided to look up old mustang cars and found some cheap. A few months passed and he started saving up money but me and my mom noticed he was getting sick , my mom asked him if he was okay to which he replied “I’m okay it’s just the beer” my mom told him he needs to get checked up, to which he denied. My aunt came to visit and noticed it as well and forced my dad to go get checked up, that’s when we found out it was liver cancer. From that day he started distancing himself from everyone which was sad and it broke my heart. The doctors said he was not eligible for an organ donor because they also found out he was also smoking cigarettes in his system. The only thing was to see if he can better his health. I walked with him almost every morning on the bike trails and we started eating healthier but almost every night he would go to the balcony or the restroom and smoke more. Seeing that just messed me up mentally that my dad did not want to better himself. So the doctor asked if we can take a hospital bed to our house. On 4/7/17 he was walking, eating and talking perfectly normal and a nurse was sent to check up on him. The very next day around 5am the nurse woke me up and said “your dad is going to die soon nows the time to talk to him and let him know it’ll be okay” I froze completely and wanted to cry. I went to the bed and my mom was crying, I talked to my dad and I said “Dad I’ll get that old mustang and put your name on the license plate, I will do it” shortly after he passed away. It was completely different for me from that day on, I didn’t want to go out I basically just wanted to stay in my room. Weeks after I really wished and prayed that he will eventually come out of somewhere and be alive and well. I didn’t believe that my dad passed away, I had dreams about him and they made me smile and literally cry in real life as I was sleeping. Lately I have been working and helping my mom pay off debt she still owes, previously we lived in an apartment where the association was jacking our prices up putting my mom behind bills which mounted to be $50,000 due or court will take action. we have been paying it off and I have been saving money on the side for a mustang but it’s not much. I found a mustang for $4,000 it requires a lot of maintenance but I am sure that my dad would have wanted me to get this so we can both fix it. I am just asking for this so I can fulfill what I told my dad and I know he would have been truly thankful for lending a hand on helping me achieve this vehicle. Anything will truly be grateful and I will appreciate it if you helped me out on getting my dream car.
Truly appreciated from me
Ralph Muniz and my dad,