Jinna Yang’s father passed away from cancer three years ago and coping with his loss was no easy task. ‘I was on a downward spiral – gaining almost 30 pounds, coming home from a job I hated, crying every single night in my closet alone and passing out from the migraines. On weekends, I’d drink in the afternoon to mask the pain.”
After struggling for almost a year mentally, physically and emotionally, Yang booked a one-way ticket to Iceland taking a cardboard cut-out of her late dad with her. This was the beginning of her healing journey. Yang continued her travels with stops in Paris, London, Italy and Croatia just to name a few documenting her journey on her website along the way.
This father’s day, Yang shared her healing journey with everyone in a video (see above) encouraging us all to hug and love our fathers daily. She also shared, ‘His story inspired millions of people around the world – and gave me the strength to leave everything behind and follow my dreams.’
So on this father’s day be sure to express to your father or the father figures in your life how much you love and appreciate them. They certainly deserve it. Happy Father’s Day!