When Ohio father Nathan Steffel’s daughter Sophia passed away only six weeks after her birth due to medical complications, he requested on Reddit that someone alter her photo to remove her medical tubing. Because she had spent her entire short life in the hospital, he had no photos of her without it. The response by strangers was touching and overwhelming.
Little Sophia passed away only six weeks after her birth. She spent her entire short life in the hospital
The only photos that her dad had of her were covered in medical tubing, so he asked Reddit’s users to remove them using Photoshop.
Many artists and experts at Photoshop responded overwhelmingly, sending him their condolences and different interpretations of Sophia’s photo
Steffel explained that his baby daughter had succumbed to a hepatic hemangioma in her liver
Some artists even created pencil drawings or paintings of Sophia, mailing them to her dad
There were hundreds of responses, all by strangers who wanted to take some time to help Steffel mourn his loss
Sometimes, the Internet is beautiful.