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Alive, America, and Asian: did you know?
 Photographer Diana Kim, whose
 father abandoned her when she
 was 5, wanted to document the
 lives of the homeless. Searching
 for subjects on the streets, she
 came upon a thin and distant man
 in rags who looked somewhat familiar.
 It was her father. By fate or by chance,
 she'd found him after 25 years.
 PHOTO: DIANA KIM
 DIDYOUKNOWBLOG.COM
did-you-kno:



He had schizophrenia. He didn’t recognize her. She did everything she could to connect with him, but he refused treatment, medication, food, or new clothing.


Eventually, he said to her: “Diana, I am so sorry for not being in your life. I am so happy that you have a family of your own now. Do better for them…
… Don’t worry about me or what everyone says about me. If you want to make me proud and happy, be there for your family the way your mom and I never were. Stop trying to save everyone…just worry about yourself and your family. And don’t forget why I named you Diana, you are the light within the darkness.” So she refused to give up.
After suffering a heart attack, he agreed to get help and slowly took control of his own life.
One day he suddenly called her to invite her out for coffee. Later that afternoon, she wrote on her blog: “I feel like I just met my father for the first time today.”
“I struggled to reconcile my feelings toward my father’s absence in my life, while continuing to care deeply for him and other homeless individuals.”
“Over time, I learned to navigate through my feelings of desperation and became more vocal in my community about my father’s condition and what it’s like to watch a loved one battle mental illness.”
He is now doing very well, and they are rebuilding their relationship from the ground up. “So long as we are alive in this world, every day is an opportunity to take hold of that ‘second chance.’ There is no failure unless you give up, and he never gave up. And I haven’t given up on him.”
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did-you-kno: He had schizophrenia. He didn’t recognize her. She did everything she could to connect with him, but he refused treatment, medication, food, or new clothing. Eventually, he said to her: “Diana, I am so sorry for not being in your life. I am so happy that you have a family of your own now. Do better for them… … Don’t worry about me or what everyone says about me. If you want to make me proud and happy, be there for your family the way your mom and I never were. Stop trying to save everyone…just worry about yourself and your family. And don’t forget why I named you Diana, you are the light within the darkness.” So she refused to give up. After suffering a heart attack, he agreed to get help and slowly took control of his own life. One day he suddenly called her to invite her out for coffee. Later that afternoon, she wrote on her blog: “I feel like I just met my father for the first time today.” “I struggled to reconcile my feelings toward my father’s absence in my life, while continuing to care deeply for him and other homeless individuals.” “Over time, I learned to navigate through my feelings of desperation and became more vocal in my community about my father’s condition and what it’s like to watch a loved one battle mental illness.” He is now doing very well, and they are rebuilding their relationship from the ground up. “So long as we are alive in this world, every day is an opportunity to take hold of that ‘second chance.’ There is no failure unless you give up, and he never gave up. And I haven’t given up on him.” Source

did you know? Photographer Diana Kim whose father abandoned her when she was 5 wanted to document the lives of the homeless Searching for subjects on the streets she came upon a thin and distant man in rags who looked somewhat familiar It was her father By fate or by chance she'd found him after 25 years PHOTO DIANA KIM DIDYOUKNOWBLOGCOM did-you-kno He had schizophrenia He didn’t recognize her She did everything she could to connect with him but he refused treatment medication food or new clothing Eventually he said to her “Diana I am so sorry for not being in your life I am so happy that you have a family of your own now Do better for them… … Don’t worry about me or what everyone says about me If you want to make me proud and happy be there for your family the way your mom and I never were Stop trying to save everyone…just worry about yourself and your family And don’t forget why I named you Diana you are the light within the darkness” So she refused to give up After suffering a heart attack he agreed to get help and slowly took control of his own life One day he suddenly called her to invite her out for coffee Later that afternoon she wrote on her blog “I feel like I just met my father for the first time today” “I struggled to reconcile my feelings toward my father’s absence in my life while continuing to care deeply for him and other homeless individuals” “Over time I learned to navigate through my feelings of desperation and became more vocal in my community about my father’s condition and what it’s like to watch a loved one battle mental illness” He is now doing very well and they are rebuilding their relationship from the ground up “So long as we are alive in this world every day is an opportunity to take hold of that ‘second chance’ There is no failure unless you give up and he never gave up And I haven’t given up on him” Source Meme

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