A FOUR-year-old boy who misplaced each his mother and father to Covid-19 will rejoice his fifth birthday with a neighborhood drive-by parade put collectively by his kinfolk.
Raiden Gonzalez, 4, misplaced each his mother and father as a result of Covid-19 complication, in October his mom died simply 4 mom after the lethal virus killed his father.
4-year-old Raiden Gonzalez misplaced each his mother and father as a result of coronavirus issuesCredit score: Fb
“He misses his mother since he was a mama’s boy,” his grandmother, Rozie Salinas, advised NBC News.
“Simply this morning he advised me that he needs he had his mother again and he simply wished her again.
“I imply, what do I inform him? You understand, so I simply advised him that they’re now angels watching over us and defending us,” mentioned Salinas, who was the mom of Mariah, the boy’s mom.
Nevertheless, with the boy’s fifth birthday developing on November 28, his kinfolk need to make it as vibrant as doable.
The boy misplaced his father in June and 4 months later his mom died of the identical triggerCredit score: Fb
Raiden will rejoice his fifth birthday on Nov. 28 with out each his mother and fatherCredit score: Fb
Margie Bryant, the boy’s great-aunt, and Salinas have give you an thought for a drive-by celebration, which she mentioned now appears like it is going to be fairly giant.
The drive-by will probably be a “wave and roar” dinosaur-theme parade set on the boy’s birthday.
An area hearth division, a Batman entertainer, monster truck golf equipment, motorbike golf equipment and traditional automobile golf equipment are all set to take part within the parade.
“He likes dinosaurs, he likes monster vehicles, he like Scorching Wheels,” Salinas mentioned.
“However being that he picked the dinosaur theme for his birthday, he actually preferred it.”
“It’s a milestone birthday,” Bryant advised CNN.
“We simply need him (Raiden) to know that we’re going to be there for all of his birthdays and ensure he’s celebrated, and I do know my niece has the cheesiest grin as a result of she is aware of her boy is in good palms.”
Raiden’s mom, Mariah, 29 died on Oct 5, and his father, Adan, died on June 26Credit score: Fb
Raiden’s household organized a drive-by dinosaur theme parade for his birthday Credit score: Fb
The household’s tragedy began when a co-worker of Raiden’s dad, Adan, who was working as a truck driver, examined optimistic for the virus earlier this 12 months, Salinas mentioned.
Just a few days later, Adan was hospitalized after additionally testing optimistic on June 3.
Well being care staff advised the household that “he was one of many two sickest on the hospital,” Salinas mentioned.
The daddy died on June 26 on the age of 33.
Raiden’s mom, Mariah, 29, who was nonetheless grieving the loss of life of her husband died out of the blue on Oct. 5, simply hours after she had began feeling ailing, Salinas mentioned.
Days after her daughter’s loss of life, Salinas acquired a name from the hospital telling her Mariah had examined optimistic for the virus.
“Mariah wished to do a memorial for Adan, however she by no means obtained to it,” Salinas mentioned.
The boy’s grandmother, Rozie Salinas, mentioned ‘He misses his mother since he was a mama’s boy’Credit score: Fb
The grandmother mentioned she is planning on having a memorial for each her daughter and son-in-law after the vacations.
Bryant’s want for others is heed warning and take the coronavirus menace critical.
“I can’t say it sufficient… I do know what it (coronavirus) has performed to us, and I do know the damage that we really feel, the void that it has left in our hearts, this little boy who doesn’t have his mother and pop now,” she mentioned.
“You hear concerning the deaths, however you don’t ever actually hear concerning the folks left behind, and on this occasion, it’s a 4-year-old.”