Damien "Joey" Joseph Kam

Damien "Joey" Joseph Kam
February 11, 1965 - August 28, 2009

Honoring the great Memories...

Damien's Memorial Plaque was installed January 16, 2010. It is located in the Garden of Reflection Memorial Book. Inquire at the mortuary office if you are not sure of the location, and they will give you directions.

Pacific View Memorial Park
3500 Pacific View Drive,
Corona Del Mar, Ca 92625


One day we'll disappear together in a dream

However short or long our lives are going to be

I will live in you or you will live in me

Until we disappear together in a dream


Damien's Memorial Plaque

Damien's Memorial Plaque


If you would like to contribute to Colin's College Fund in Damien's Memory:

Send a check to:

College Savings Iowa

P.O. Box 55119

Boston, MA 02205-5119

Reference #450079529-01 on the check

Or if you use Online Bill Pay you can issue a check as referenced above.

For more information regarding this type of account please visit: https://collegesavingsiowa.s.upromise.com/

A special thanks to Judy, Cyndie's Cousin, for putting together Colin's college fund.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Colin took his first steps!

Colin took his first steps with Grandpa Earl behind him and Mama in front. Three big boy steps toward Mama! Just a few minutes ago! Go Colin :-)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Message from Cyndie

Today I lost the love of my life ... words cannot express the way I feel ... my heart is shattered into a million pieces. Thank you to all my wonderful friends that have offered love and support in this time of need ... to all who have called and stopped by ... thank you so much. I'm sure Damien is so happy to know that I am surrounded by such wonderful people.

Message from Cyndie

Hi everyone,

I want to thank you all so much for your prayers & good wishes. Unfortunately, Damien passed away this morning ... words cannot even begin to express the loss and sadness I am feeling. This all happened so fast and was so unexpected. I don't know what I will do without him, he was my partner in life. This email is very difficult to write, but I wanted you all to know. The doctors did all they could. I was with him the whole time.

Anyone is welcome to stop by the house today or this week.

There are no more words I can say ...

Cyndie & Colin


Damien began to have unusual symptoms, rashes and sores in his mouth
Muscle pain and fatigue
Battery of tests. There was no cancer found and was determined to be an autoimmune disease. The final diagnosis: Dermatomyositis

He was responding well to the medications to send the Dermatomyositis into remission.
Damien developed Interstitial Lung Disease and was put on Oxygen.
Possibility of a future lung transplant.

On the 24th Cyndie rushed him to the hospital with shortness of breath. Diagnosed with Pneumonia.

In the afternoon of the 27th, Damien moved to the ICU, sedated and on a ventilator.

The morning of the 28th, the doctors did all they could and Damien peacefully passed with Cyndie by his side.

Message from Cyndie

Hi everyone,

As most of you know, Damien has been very sick the past few months, and of late has been battling with lung issues. On Monday, I had to rush him to the ER due to shortness of breath. It was determined that he had pneumonia. He was doing ok, but today he crashed and couldn't breathe. The doctors had to put him on a ventilator and sedate him, and they tell me that his lungs are in very bad shape. He is currently at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach in the ICU.

I am sending out this email to ask you all to pray for him or send positive thoughts his way. He is in very bad condition and can use all the help he can get. He is expected to be on a ventilator for some time ... right now we need to worry about getting the pnuemonia to go away. Please do all that you can.

I will keep you all posted.

Cyndie and Colin