Now it's the community's turn to give back to the Aoyagi's thru a fundraiser at Big Dog's Brewery.
Christina Detisch, a close friend of the Aoyagi's, told 13 Action News, "There were repairs in the house that haven't been done because there just haven't been funds to do so. So I know they lived very modestly. So we wanna make sure that he has cash on hand for whatever he might need."
Aside from this, United Airlines, where Sheri worked as a flight attendant, also had its own fundraiser to help with expenses.
Stan is extremely grateful for the outpouring of support coming from friends and even strangers.
He's not sure how, but he'll have to learn how to live without Sheri.
"It's just so hard because I loved her so much. I built my life around her," said Stan.