Nathan Steffel posted a very unique and heartbreaking request on Reddit.com last weekend. His request came from the heart and received an outcry of support. He and his wife had a little girl named Sophia. Sadly Sophia was born with a hepatic hemangioma on her liver. Sophia passed away after a 6 week battle in the children’s hospital. Of course her parents were crushed but they did have a photo to remember their sweet girl.
Here is the photo of Sophia. Nathan’s request to Reddit users was answered immediately.
He had requested that anyone would be able to remove the tubes from his daughter. She lived for 6 weeks with the tubes and they were never able to get a picture of Sophia without them.
The emails started pouring in from people who wanted to help. They sent drawings, paintings and photoshopped images.
Sophia was on the waiting list for a new liver when she suffered from complications in her abdomen.
Both Nathan and his wife knew about the condition from an ultrasound but they did not know the severity of her condition.
“I just wanted to reach out to get at least one quality picture. I was amazed how many people responded. We have so many nice pictures now.” – Nathan
At first there were so many responses to his request he had a hard time keeping up with them. He has been hanging his favorites around his home.
“I stayed up until 3am that night trying to respond to everyone who had seemed to have a similar experience,” Sophia’s father revealed.
“It helped knowing that others cared enough to stop whatever they were doing in their own lives to either send me a picture or just their condolences.
“It’s just awesome that this story and her pictures have touched so many people.”
Nathans request is one of the most heartbreaking I have ever heard. It is amazing that he had such a huge amount of support and he and his wife need that in this time. The photos turned out beautiful and I’m glad that they have some pictures of their daughter that show her as the little angel that she is.
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