This picture is of two girls doing the same thing as most of us: teaching in Korea, after some fun, enjoying vacation time with the kids away from school. Cathy is on the left and Kari on the right in yellow shades.
They went to Vietnam on holiday last week and both took ill over the weekend. They were then admitted to hospital. Kari died on Sunday, unable to breathe. Cathy recovered for a short time and sadly passed away yesterday. Neither of them had insurance. Their families are frantically trying to get their girls home. The costs will exceed $10,000. The illness has yet to be identified.
Girls of tumblr - please, please try to help. Donation funds have been set up to bring Cathy and Kari home.
Send me a PM if you have any doubts/questions. This isn’t a spam affair. This is Himchi speaking!
Imagine if everyone gave $5. If you can’t donate, please please reblog. Spread the word; could have been any one of us. Looking at this picture, it’s strange to think of them happy, having no idea what waited for them when they went on their holiday.
Kari: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LPACDN8UR64VQ (Under Jason, who you can contact directly also on: email@example.com)
Thanks lads x
This is one of the scariest things about travelling/living abroad.
my thoughts and prayers are with their friends and families right now. i didn’t even know these girls, but to look at this picture and know that they aren’t with us anymore is heart-wrenching. what happened to them is my worst fear for my family, and is the largest reason i sometimes feel guilty for choosing to live so far away from home. but i hope it’s some small consolation to their loved ones that i know without ever meeting them that they were brave, beautiful girls living life to the fullest, even in the short time they had.