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People On Social Media Are Sharing Touching Photos And Stories Behind Their Memorial Tattoos For Dead Loved Ones

A photo is making its way around social media with a sweet and sad message of remembering children who have died before their time. According to @akkitwts on Twitter and Pictures in History on Facebook, a father got a tattoo of his daughter’s final drawing before she died at a young age.

This one photo is causing tears on the internet as the story of the unknown man and his daughter continues to spread.

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The photo is spreading around social media with a message that the man in the photo got the tattoo to remember his daughter. According to two social media pages, the man’s daughter died unexpectedly at a young age and the drawing was the last thing she made for him before her death.

The image and story are leading to some very emotional responses from people on the internet.

The death of a loved one is tragic and devastating. The unexpected death of a young child is exceptionally gut-wrenching. The loss of a child is a parent’s worst nightmare no matter the age.

Twitter users are praising the father for memorializing his daughter in a touching tattoo tribute.

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It must be painful to remember a child who has died. However, we can only assume that having his baby girl’s artwork on him forever will bring him some solace as he moves through the world thinking about his daughter and the unconditional love she gave him.

The post is encouraging others to come forward to show the tattoos they have to memorialize their own loved ones.

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Facebook users were so moved by the anonymous post that they are sharing their own pain with the world in a cathartic way. By opening up about the pain that they deal with every day, some people find a release.

And it wasn’t just children that people have given a special place on their body.

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We all know the sadness around the death of a grandparent. They were always there for you assisting your parents in every way to give you the best life possible. They were always so patient and kind and losing them can be just as painful as losing any other family member.

Of course, there is the indescribable pain of losing a parent.

It is a sad fact of life that our parents will die. No matter how much you want to avoid it, it is going to happen. How we handle it is another story. Some people never fully recover from the death of a loved one. Others manage the pain with grace. There is no right or wrong way to grieve and it all takes time.

If you have lost somebody recently and need help, you can reach the Grief Recovery Helpline at 1-800-445-4808. You can also check local listings for help during this trying time.

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Family Of Man Who Died From Taco Eating Contest Sue Fresno Grizzlies Owner

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Family Of Man Who Died From Taco Eating Contest Sue Fresno Grizzlies Owner

Dana Hutchings, 41, entered a taco eating contest during a Fresno Grizzlies game in 2019. He choked and died during the contest and now his son has filed a lawsuit against the baseball team.

The son of a man who died from a taco eating contest is suing for wrongful death.

Dana Hutchings, 41, died after choking during a taco eating contest during a Fresno Grizzlies game. His son has filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming that the event organizers were not equipped to host the event. Furthermore, the lawsuit claims that the organizers failed to provide a medical response team.

“People say all the time he knew what he was getting into, well clearly he didn’t,” Martin Taleisnik, an attorney representing Hutchings’ son, Marshall told CBS17.

Marshall and his attorney are pushing back at the notion that Dana should have known better.

People have sounded off on social media criticizing the family for filing the lawsuit. Yet, the family and their attorney are calling attention to the lack of information given to contestants.

“If you don’t know all the pitfalls, how can you truly be consenting and participating freely and voluntarily? It’s a risk that resulted in a major loss to Marshall,” Taleisnik told CBS17.

Dana’s family is seeking a monetary settlement from the Fresno Grizzlies owners.

The wrongful death lawsuit names Fresno Sports and Events as the responsible party. The lawsuit also notes that alcohol was made available to contestants and added to the likelihood of the tragedy.

“We are devastated to learn that the fan that received medical attention following an event at Tuesday evening’s game has passed away. The Fresno Grizzlies extend our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the family of Mr. Hutchings,” a statement from the Fresno Grizzlies read after the death in 2019. “The safety and security of our fans is our highest priority. We will work closely with local authorities and provide any helpful information that is requested.”

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Nick Cordero’s Widow Marks One-Year Anniversary of Taking Him to the Hospital With COVID-19 Symptoms

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Nick Cordero’s Widow Marks One-Year Anniversary of Taking Him to the Hospital With COVID-19 Symptoms

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On Tuesday, fitness trainer Amanda Kloots acknowledged a tragic milestone: the one-year anniversary since she first drove her husband, Nick Cordero, to the hospital for a mystery illness.

Nick Cordero would later die from that mystery illness, which doctors would soon discover was the deadly new virus sweeping the world: COVID-19.

Nick Cordero was a Canadian-born Broadway actor of Costa Rican descent. He rose to fame starring in Broadway hits like “Bullets Over Broadway” and “A Bronx Tale”. Cordero was survived by his wife, Amanda, and his 13-month old son, Elvis Eduardo Cordero.

Nick Cordero fought COVID-19 for three months before finally succumbing to the virus on July 5th, 2020.

Nick Cordero’s death shocked the world because he was relatively young (41-years-old), he was very healthy (he was an actor/dancer and married to a fitness instructor) and he had no underlying health conditions. Despite being a healthy young man, Cordero developed blood-clots in his leg from COVID-19 complications. Doctors ended up having to amputate his leg.

Nick Cordero’s prolonged sickness and subsequent death made headlines because he was the youngest, healthiest high-profile person to have his life taken by COVID-19.

To commemorate Nick Cordero and honor his memory, Amanda Kloots posted a touching tribute to her late husband on Instagram.

She wrote: “March 30, 2020 Elvis and I drove Nick to the emergency room at Cedar Sinai. With Covid restrictions in place, we didn’t know which entrance was even open, so I left him on the corner…It was clear he was sick with something and we couldn’t take any risks. I don’t even know if he said bye to Elvis or if we said, ‘I love you.’ I told him I’d stay nearby and to call me when he’s done. We walked to The Grove to kill time. We thought it would be a couple hours.”

However, she continued, “That was the last day I saw Nick as Nick.”

“My heart breaks today,” Kloots wrote. “I wish I could go back in time, run to him as he was walking away, grab him, kiss him and hold him in my arms. On April 1, he went on the ventilator and I never spoke to him again.”

Kloots then addressed other people who lost loved-ones to COVID-19 who might be reading the post. “To anyone, who like me, that dropped their person off at the hospital never to really ‘see’ them again, I’m thinking and praying for you today. This day is just hard, there’s no other way to say it.”

Kloots quoted Maria Shriver. “Rather than mourning what was, let me use this time as a chance to reflect on how we can make things better than the way they were before.”

“We’ve come far in a year with what we know about treating and preventing this virus. Do your part, continue doing your part. For Nick and every COVID patient that didn’t make it home.”

Here’s to remember Nick Cordero and all the other people who lost their lives to COVID-19 this past 12 months.

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