Grieving father’s photoshop request of daughter brings beautiful response

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A grieving father posted a photo of his daughter to Reddit asking for someone to digitally alter the photo. (Nathen Steffel via Reddit.com)

A grieving father posted a photo of his daughter to Reddit asking for someone to digitally alter the photo. (Nathen Steffel via Reddit.com)

(PIX11) — After losing his infant daughter, a mourning father took to Reddit with a heartbreaking request — he wanted to see a digitally altered picture of his daughter without medical tubes.

“My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children’s hospital,” Nathen Steffel posted to the Reddit picture section. “Since she was in the hospital her whole life we were never able to get a photo without all her tubes.”

The Ohio father wrote on Reddit that Sophia was born on May 30 and lived just six weeks.

She died from complications from a hepatic hemanglioma, a liver tumor.

After posting the request for the  Reddit, the family saw a huge response.

Steffel received photoshopped photos and sketches of Sophia.

For those who didn't post pictures, they offered condolences and resources for the Steffels.

"There is an amazing charity called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep," one person wrote. "They are an organization of photographers that will travel to the hospital you're in so you can capture the memories of your son or daughter."

In two days, the post gathered  more than 2,700 comments, something Steffel never expected.

"This is really amazing. Everyone you made my day," the thankful father posted. "All I wanted was a nice picture. What I received was a lot of love and support from a bunch of strangers."

3 comments

  • Jesús talavers

    This is beautiful i feel for this family because the Same thing happened to my family i lost my beautiful girl in the hospital and all i got is a pic of her with tubes in her were can I get a hold of the ppl to see if they can help me out with a beautiful picture like these but my prayers do go out to this family for there lost my baby girl would be 8 right know

    • Latasha

      I Am So Sorry For Your Loss I Know What It Feels Like To Lose A Child So Young.. I Know A Site Where A Lady If Your Heart Is Strong Enough For It She Can Make A Doll That Would Loom Just Like Your Baby She Can Do It Just From A Picture And All You Have To Do Is Tell Her What Your Child Weighted At Birth And How Long She Was And She Can Make The Doll Just Like That I Have One Being Made Of My Son May He Rest In Peace And Of My Daughter

  • Latasha

    I Am So Sorry For Your Loss I Know What It Feels Like To Lose A Child So Young I Was 8 Months Pregnant With My Son I Went Into Labor With Him And The Hospital Gave Me A Shot And Sent Me Home Several Hours Later The Pains Got Worse And I Went Back Into The Hospital And The Shipped Me To Albany Med Via Ambulance During The Long Ride I Felt Like I Had To Push And The Ambulance Tech Said “Don’t Push I Don’t Feel Like Delivering A Baby” I Got To Albany Med And They Put me On The Monitor And Did A Sonogram To Find That My Son Was Not Moving Nor Breathing ….. During The Long Ride My Body Went Through Labor And Thought I Delivered A Baby So The Placentia Had Detached From The Wall Causing Him To Drown On The Acid In The Blood So My Condolences Go Out To The Family Of That Beautiful Angel Sleep In Peace Little Princess

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