A four-year-old boy has been left without both of his parents after they both tragically died after contracting COVID-19.
Raiden Gonzalez’s mom passed away from the disease in October, just a few months after the same disease took the life of his father.
His grandmother, Rozie Salinas, told NBC News on Saturday.
“He misses his mom since he was a mama’s boy, just this morning he told me that he wishes he had his mom back and he just wanted her back.”
“I mean, what do I tell him? You know, so I just told him that they’re now angels watching over us and protecting us,”
Although Salinas is grieving, she wants wants to make Raiden’s 5th birthday on Nov. 28 as special as possible by planning a drive-by celebration.
“We have several truck clubs, bikers, Mustang clubs, classic cars, Jeep clubs, plus the fire department. It’s going to be a huge turnout,”
Raiden’s dad, Adan, was just 33 when he died, and him mom, Mariah, 29, was still grieving the death of her husband when she died suddenly on Oct. 5, just a few hours after she had started feeling ill.
A few days later, the hospital confirmed Mariah had COVID-19.
“Mariah wanted to do a memorial for Adan, but she never got to it,”
Despite all of the pain, Salinas says it’s her amazing grandson that keeps her going.
“He’s what keeps me going, just with his friendly and constant reminders telling me how much he loves me. He’s always thanking me for taking care of him, but I’ve just got to think about him. It’s a hard situation to process.”
Rest in peace.