#ForBrian : RIP @hbkshin / StyleForum's Help Needed To Aid The Family Of A Fallen Brother - Page 18
You guys are wonderful.
To the family of Brian Shin -
After Justin contacted me and told me about your loss, and that he wanted to sell some things to help support you in your time of need, I knew that I could help more. As Im sure Justin has told you, the online community that Brian and I met each other on is a large one - and a kind one. I asked other eBay sellers to help participate in selling things that were thrifted, just as Brian loved, to help raise funds to assist during this difficult time. Well, they certainly did band together - I am happy to be enclosing with this letter over 20 checks from two countries and over 15% of the states in the United States. In addition, some of our other friends have written letters to you that are included with this one.
I think its safe to say that I can speak for the entire StyleForum community that we offer you our most sincere condolences and hope this financial contribution helps. While no amount of money can bring Brian back, his memory in both your and our lives is indelible - and I for one will remember his wit and wisdom during my time thrifting and selling, and you can rest assured that his memory and spirit will live on that way too.
Hey everyone! I'm here to update! I received the package on Monday and gosh were there a bunch of checks! It's overwhelming still to think about everything that's happened lately. I've already handed off the stack of checks to Bryson who likely has deposited the sum already today. Then we're gonna go over to Brian's parents place Saturday with all the letters (which I have not read yet, I wanted to have the parents to be among the first to hear them) and present the money and have the letters read/translated. We're super excited and I'll let update everyone here on Sunday to let you all know how it went!
I'm hoping to contribute to a post to the thrift forum as well to show off everything Brian taught me!