This is Sophia a brave little girl who lost her battle with cancer last week. His grieving father posted a brief request on Reddit over the weekend. He wrote:
“My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children’s hospital. Since she was in the hospital her whole life, we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes. Can someone remove the tubes from this photo?”
|Courtesy Nathen Steffel|
Nathen Steffel’s simple request was met with tremendous responses and comments, as well as beautifully photoshopped images of his daughter from Reddit community.
He then sent a brief statement to TODAY Parents about the experience.
“I didn’t really want all the publicity, I just wanted a picture,” Steffel wrote in an email. “What I received was a whole lot of love and support from complete strangers.”
Here are some images of Sophia free from tubes.