Tragic toddler, 4, loses both parents to coronavirus in space of just 100 days

The family of a four-year-old boy who lost both his parents within 100 days from coronavirus are trying to plan him an unforgettable birthday amid the grief.

Dad Adan Gonzalez’s died on June 26 aged 33, just weeks after a co-worker tested positive for Covid-19 in San Antonio, Texas.

Little Raiden's mum, Mariah, 29, was still grieving the loss of her husband when she died of the same virus on October 5, the four-year-old’s grandmother, Rozie Salinas told NBC News.

Gran Rozie said the sudden death of both of his parents has left Raiden asking for his mother back, she told NBC News: "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.”

Ahead of Raiden’s birthday on November 28, his grandmother is hoping to bring a little happiness to his life by throwing him a massive, dinosaur a drive-by celebration.

Rozie continued: “We have several truck clubs, bikers, Mustang clubs, classic cars, Jeep clubs, plus the fire department. It’s going to be a huge turnout."

Salinas also said that she is planning a memorial for both her daughter and her son-in-law after Christmas.

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Raiden has been instrumental in helping Rozie cope with her bereavement.

"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," she said.

"It's a hard situation to process.”

The family has also created a GoFundMe for the four-year-old.

In Texas, there have been more than 20,000 deaths from coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

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