Saturday, December 09, 2006

In Remembrance of James Kim

Recent tragic news about James Kim has stroked the hearts of many in Bay Area.

In all regards, James Kim was a good husband and a good father. His story reminds us of the limits of technology in the face of mother nature. In the efforts for his rescue, a cell phone designer erected an emergency cell phone tower to help searchers and to give Kim's cell phone a signal. Kim's father, an executive of an aerospace company, managed to get a satellite moved in space to help find his son. But reality was cruel, fog clouds prevented helicopters from flying. Severe weather and the rough terrain beat out satellites in space.

Under the difficult snowy weather circumstances and his weak body, James was taking a risk against all odds to get a chance of help for his family. As a man, a husband, and a father, he must have undertaken the burden to gave his family the love they need, and a chance of survival. He did the right thing, with dignity, even at the harshest conditions.