Vu Nguyen Memorial Scholarship Foundation
A California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation

Organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3)
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Anh Nguyen said:   December 19, 2013 3:13 pm PST
Brother, First of all, your Chicago Bears got lucky because Jason Garret is worthless! But for whatever reason, I did not find myself as angry as usual because I knew I had to give it up to you for your birthday! As Brother Jason stated, things are suppose to get easier with time. But I have mixed emotions with that saying. Although it may be easier in terms of not hurting everyday, but the intensity remains the same when it hits... Our family finally had a Thanksgiving that was better than any since we lost you, but still had a sense of emptiness. This day approached and I find myself not balanced. I guess my bipolar symptoms begin to surface again. Agitated at things I wouldn't normally agitated at. I am trying not to use your lost as an excuse, but their are no other reasons I can put my finger on.... At any rate, the more I stare at your pictures, the emotions begin to get more intense. I feel guilty when I do not hurt, but at the same time, I don't want to stop hurting for some reason. So I guess it's a lose, lose situation for me... I fear that when I begin to lose the pain, I will lose you! I'm sorry if I do not make any sense, but that would probably sum up my emotions today. All over the board... I do know one thing though, this emptiness I feel will never be filled! I love you and miss you like hell! I see you again! We all love you!!!!!!!!!!!

Dan Castanho said:   September 5, 2013 6:59 am PST
We miss you Brother, gone but never forgotten. We will see you again.

Jason said:   December 19, 2012 6:38 am PST
Brother, it's been 5 years. 5 rough years since you've passed. Words can't express that journey. I think of you daily. Olivia and Zoe are growing to know of their heroic Uncle Vu. If you were around to hear the way your teaching them lessons, even now... even 7,000 miles away from our old stomping grounds- you'd smile, but probably blush a bit because of how much more epic your hero-status becomes everytime I tell them another Vu story. You and your family are in our nightly prayers. Damn, I miss you bro. You are always loved and NEVER EVER forgotten. The man you were, the life you lived- it lives on through this foundation, through your family, through the stories that so many tell whenever "Vu" comes up. Your impact was huge on so many, and the impression of your loss was deep for all that knew and loved you. I know that one day we'll be able to hang out again, drink another pitcher (or 2), and debate important stuff like the eternal argument of who was greater: Walter Payton, Bo Jackson, or me?!? Until that time comes, my brother, rest in peace and save a spot for me!

Anh Nguyen said:   February 22, 2012 4:13 pm PST
Thank you for still being in my life! I dream of you often. Sadden because I can't remember details a few hours after I wake. I just enjoy the warm feeling when crossing your path it feels so real. But there are times I realize that it's just a dream to wake up crying and trying to go back a sleep to see you again! But don't worry about me being sad when I awake, because the trade off of seeing you in my dreams does not compare. keep coming brother! I need you more than ever. I love and miss you! Mom also told me to tell you to visit her too. Until next time...

Tammy Nguyen said:   December 9, 2011 10:43 am PST
Today is your 41st birthday.. Soon will be four years you have been gone.. It feels like yesterday we were celebrating Thanksgiving with you.. Every holiday we get together at mom and dads.. One by one, each family comes filtering in, anticipating the arrival of the rest. So excited to see one another.. Only at ease once the last sibling arrives. Past few years, the anticipation does not ease up. At first I thought it was just a hectic week, therefore I feel anxious and uneasy. Finally realized, I was still waiting for you to arrive. Much has happened the past few years. Lot of changes in our family. The one consistent thing is missing you. We all miss and love you everyday. So much I want to tell you. I still find myself trying to text or call you with an update. Brother, you are such a special person. I always felt you were the best at everything. So smart, caring, tough.. Always polite, and very appropriate. You have made a huge positive impact in all our lives. Taught me so much. I love and miss you everyday!

Dung Banh said:   March 23, 2011 3:52 pm PST
When I first met Thang, Vu's brother, he talked about the loss of Vu. Now, reading his story brings tears to my eyes, and fills my heart with respect for Vu and his family.

Sherrie Bishop said:   January 31, 2011 2:28 pm PST
We miss you, Vu. We all miss the wonderful little Kid you were and the man you grew to be. The US needs people like you more than ever now. Can you send us just a few more like you from your Heavenly Home? We sure could use them.

James Park said:   December 12, 2010 10:26 am PST
thank you for leading me to this wonderful website, i ll share it with others.

Tiffany Nguyen-Lieu said:   December 6, 2010 12:20 pm PST
It was an honor to run the marathon and to spread the word about this organization in your memory, Detective Vu. Although I have never met you, somehow, I feel as though I had known you through the faces of all the sheriff deputies I had seen in Sacramento. I see your courage in my sister as she now serves as a law enforcement officer. Love shines in the face of tragedy and as you watched over us this past weekend, so many people were brought together in a common respect and love for you.

Terry McIntire said:   November 11, 2010 5:16 pm PST
I think about you everyday. I think of when you, Loren, Mike, and Jason would come to see Scott. You kids were so connected to each other. When Scott came home on leave with his new wife Tessa, you and the boys came over and played alittle football in front of our apartment on Woodglen, then you guys all went out. Everytime I say you I always got a huge hug from you. I came across some pictures of you guys on that trip you all took to New York to pick up that van and drive it back to California. What a group! I also remember that when I converted to Catholism, you wanted to come to the ceremony at St. Joseph's, it mean't so much to me. You were an amazing kid and a wonderful man. Vu, you are missed every single day and always will be. You are so loved.

Doanh Nguyen said:   November 10, 2010 9:01 am PST
Stay mentally focused, physically strong, and emotionally committed for Vu! As long as he is remembered, he lives on!

Eloisa J. Paguia said:   November 9, 2010 8:06 pm PST
Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice.

Amanda Franco said:   October 14, 2010 11:47 am PST
I never got the chance to meet Vu, although his sister Tami has been a good friend of mine for over twenty years. The loss of Vu has not only affected his family and friends but also the lives of the people around them as well. I hear so many inspiring encouraging words about Vu, his dedication and his character. He will live in our hearts for having such a great impact on so many lives. I am exited and proud to be running in the California International Marathon in Honour of Vu Nguyen. Go Team Vu!!!

Juan Guajardo said:   August 10, 2010 11:06 am PST
My friend, although we didnâ??t spend much time together I cherish the time we did talk. During High School, I always thought we have to carrying ourselves a certain way to earn respect. I always thought that you had to be tough and ready to rumble when confronted with issues but that wasnâ??t the case. You were a man with few words but powerful ones. I thank you for sharing your wisdom and pulling me aside when you show the danger I was putting myself in. You are missedâ?¦.. Rest in Peace

Thang Nguyen said:   August 10, 2010 12:49 am PST
I wake up each morning checking for missing fingers and toes. When I find them intact, I realize that I am missing you. Although my mind knows better, my heart can't understand why I wasn't there for you. I love you brother.

Jason Scoles said:   August 7, 2010 11:25 am PST
You were more than simply a best friend- you were my brother. I remember meeting you in Kinder and thinking how cool you were because you could crush anyone in the 'who can spell your name fastest' contests that Miss Bishop would arrange (evidently I hadn't developed very strong number sense at that point seeing that your name has only 2 letters). I remember coming over to your house as a youth to play and being exposed to a culture that was so different than mine, yet so open and loving that I never had the opportunity to develop a 'that's weird' thought. You were my training partner through HS football, basically kept me in school at JC when you gave me the "without school who are you going to be speech," and my roommate who shared some awesome times while you were at Sac State and I was at Davis. You were always there. Always showing me that there was a better way. I've learned so much from you, and so much of who you were is evident now throughout my life. You should have been my best man, you should be a godfather to Olivia (God knows how much you'd love her!), and we should be able to share in each other's adult successes and support one another through whatever trials and tribulations life throws our way (as we always did). That was taken from us. When you died, a big part of me died with you. I'll never forget you, and I want to thank you for being such a large presence in my life that helped divert me from my self-destructive ways. I can't wait until I get to see you again in the next life. Til then, rest in peace brother! Love you

Loren Hemsley said:   August 5, 2010 8:22 am PST
In High School you were the one friend I truly looked up to. When we attended MJC I was caught in a bind and you came to my rescue. At CSUS, it was you who introduced me to the brotherhood of Sigma Pi. While college roommates when I was short on rent, it was you who helped me get by. It was the things you said, the actions you took, and the principles that you lived by that made you great. You wanted to do work with gang task to help young people find their way. This Foundation is you. It will help cultivate young minds into purpose in life. You are forever loved. My heart aches knowing you are gone.

Anh Nguyen said:   August 2, 2010 10:05 pm PST
No words can describe what is missing without you! You have no idea what kind of impact you made in not only my life, but everyone's life that you crossed. Your way of life was so simple yet very complex. It was and still is an honor to be your brother! Just know you are missed and loved every second and everyday of our lives! There is no replacing you! Love you!

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