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Saying goodbye to Joaquin
$1,415 Raised
39% of $3.6k goal
8 contributors
2 Years running
Delanie needs help traveling to say a final goodbye to her fiance, Joaquin Dominguez, who died in his sleep while visiting his family in Colorado...She will miss work while going and needs help with travel costs. More ...


I am helping my sister raise money toward the unexpected funeral costs of her beloved fiance Joaquin Dominguez, in Colorado, May 2014.

On the morning of Wednesday May 14, 2014, we got the sad word that Joaquin had died in his sleep while visiting his father in Colorado. The autoposy revealed that Joaquin likely passed due to a heart attack.

Delanie and Joaquin had been dating for 5 years and engaged for 2. Though they had not yet set a date to be married, we did an engagement photo session for them at the Ice Park in Fairbanks, Alaska, in March. Joaquin, a generally shy, or "guarded" man, freely let his love for my sister show while capturing their photographs.

Having observed their relationship over several years, I was proud of the changes I saw in both my sister and future brother-in-law, as they committed their lives to eachother.

Joaquin leaves behind his son Roman, who lives in Colorado, his parents, step parents, sister Vanessa, extended family in Alaska and Colorado, his fiance Delanie, her 2 sons who also called him Dad, and their pug "MoMo".

Any prayers and financial donations are appreciated. All funds will go toward Delanie's travel to Colorado to say goodbye, toward the funeral costs and to Joaquin's son Roman. A memorial account has been set up at Alaska USA.

Thank you for your generosity in our time of need. We really are a humble family that loves our community and helps wherever we can. We appreciate any support you can give.

If you wish to donate directly to me, Heather, please contact me via Facebook. The contributions will still be accounted for here.

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