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Car wash planned Friday at Whiskey Barrel for woman who died from health complications



A car wash is being held Friday for Marisa Osuna of Victorville. (Marisa Osuna and her son Derrick Kim are featured in this photo.)

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( Family and friends of Marisa Osuna are participating in a car wash on Friday at the Whiskey Barrel to raise money for funeral expenses.

On Sunday, July 21, 47-year-old Marisa Osuna, a resident of Victorville for nearly 20 years, died from health complications, leaving behind her two sons, Derrick Kekoa Kim and Devin Kai Keona Kim.

“My mother worked with disabled adults and always cared for her community. She lived with my grandparents and her two children, which was me and my youngest brother, she was a single mother” said Derrick Kim. “She got sick after my grandparents died, she fell into depression and her health worsened.”

Following a routine dialysis treatment, Osuna suffered a clogged vein and then a heart attack. She was rushed to an emergency room where she was placed on life support for nearly a week.

“She survived the first heart attack and was getting better, but three days later it happened again, and this time it was worse,” Kim said.

After a week of Osuna being unconscious and doctors stating she had suffered irreversible brain damage, the family made a difficult decision to remove her from life-support.

“It’s been the most difficult thing we’ve ever had to do, but she was in pain and the last thing we wanted was for her to keep suffering, keeping her here would have meant that we were being selfish, but letting her go was us thinking about her,” Kim said.

“We will be doing a car wash on Bear Valley Road at The Whiskey Barrel this Friday. The car wash has no price, everyone is allowed to donate whatever they can after we wash their car.”

The car wash will be hosted at the Whiskey Barrel on Friday, July 27,  from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. located at 12055 Mariposa Road in Victorville.

Those wishing to donate via GoFundMe, may do so here:

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