The Phoenix

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

A Father, A Hero

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Kim family - especially for James' wife, Kati, and their two daughters: 4 year-old Penelope and 7 month-old Sabine.

James Kim died doing what any father would do for his family.

News article of Kim Family story
James' final review on
James' video podcast, Crave
A website tribute to the Kim Family by their friends


Blogger Kay said...

I had only seen this story in passing via CNN headlines, but didn't know anything about the person. Thank you for the heads-up about the Kims and the recent tragedy. How sad.

12/06/2006 10:02 PM  
Blogger goddess said...

How sad.. that poor family and what a couragous man.

12/06/2006 10:13 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

I read it and Im crying.


12/06/2006 10:20 PM  
Blogger Carmel said...

Oh wow that is so sad. I had not heard of this on the news over here, but it sure brings tears to the eyes.
My thoughts and prayers go out to them too and thank you for the links.

12/06/2006 10:58 PM  
Blogger DaBich said...

RIP Mr Kim. How terrible!

12/07/2006 4:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was very upset when I heard he did not make it. He is a hero.

12/07/2006 6:11 AM  
Blogger angel, jr. said...

I didn't know yet--I mean I had been following the story because my cousin's husband actually knows the family. I was elated when the daughters and wife were found relatively okay.
I was going to your links after I posted--but reading some of the comments already let me know the outcome.

12/07/2006 11:16 AM  
Blogger Phats said...

That's very sad I saw this last night on the news, just horrible. My thoughts and prayers to their family as well

12/07/2006 1:50 PM  
Blogger BrianAlt said...

Phoenix (and anyone else interested), check this out:

12/07/2006 2:11 PM  
Blogger The Phoenix said...

Thanks for the link, brianalt. It seems that area is notorious for getting people lost and stranded.

Maybe Oregon will finally put up real signs and make accurate maps.

12/07/2006 3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is indeed a fascinating and truly sad story. I used to live over in that neck of the words so I can sort of imagine how scared and alone they felt out there. And I also read the reason they may have been on that road is because of the directions from one of online mapping deals like MapQuest.

12/07/2006 6:18 PM  
Blogger cube said...

We had high hopes that he would be found safe, but leaving the car in such frigid temps is not a good idea. Those poor people.

12/07/2006 6:41 PM  
Blogger Kyahgirl said...

That is so sad. Its so dangerous to travel in a strange area in winter. I just feel so bad thinking about all the things he would have been thinking and feeling as his trek became longer and longer. As a parent, that would be devastating.

12/07/2006 6:57 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

It is so terribly sad. I stopped watching the news on it cause it got me too upset.

12/07/2006 7:43 PM  
Blogger Cari said...

when i saw this story on the news...i just cried...

but ur right....

he died in a honorable way...exactly what a real father would do. :}

12/08/2006 7:43 AM  
Blogger jay lassiter said...

a sad story of the brave partiarch of what is by all accounts a very close and loving family.

12/08/2006 9:05 AM  
Anonymous the weirdgirl said...

This story is so sad. He was a Bay Area guy, too, a local.

Unfortunately, every couple of years a story like this happens in Northern California. Every time the dad (or any one of the group) leaves the family to "get help" they end up not making it. The best bet in those situations is always to stay together in one place.

Another couple was recently lost in the Santa Cruz mountains for five days (and it was near freezing that week) and they both made it out alive by finding shelter and sticking there until help came.

Here are story links:

12/08/2006 11:12 AM  
Blogger starbender said...

I'm with U here. This is just sooo sad :"(
Imagine, he only went to look for help. Tragic!: (

12/08/2006 11:47 AM  
Blogger Sherri said...

I've actually been following this a little.... So very sad!!

Such a tragedy, it looks like he will be greatly missed.

12/08/2006 1:14 PM  
Blogger Grafs said...

This is a sad story. I know he did what he had to do. Some dads out there could really learn from this, even if it did lead to his death. Selfless actions are too rare these days. Families are worth dying for.

12/08/2006 1:14 PM  
Blogger KC said...

This story is so truly sad. What a courageous and loving man to try to save his family in this way.

12/08/2006 1:20 PM  
Blogger Tai said...

Oh no.
What a loss for his family, he must have been a good husband and father.

12/08/2006 4:51 PM  
Blogger Big Pissy said...

I kept up with this story all along.

I was so shocked when they found his body.

So sad.....

12/10/2006 3:08 PM  

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