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Internet Helps Reunite Mother With Lost Photos Of Deceased Infant Son

By Mark Pygas

Carina Hellriegel, a 24-year-old mother from Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, recently took to Facebook with a desperate plea. Her husband had accidentally left his phone on a train, but it wasn't the phone itself that had left the mother of two feeling distressed.

The phone contained some of the only images and videos the couple had of their son who passed away at eight weeks old. As Hellriegel explained, the infant had suffered from tachycardia, a condition that causes an excessive resting heart rate. 

The infant spent most of his life in hospital, and the couple only had around six and a half weeks alone with him. “You all can certainly imagine how valuable the images are,” Hellriegel wrote in a desperate Facebook post asking if anyone had picked up the phone.