A Florida newspaper reported the death of his son who had been hospitalized with the flu, but the father wanted his newspaper to tell the full story.
The Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday that the newspaper published the father’s final thoughts after finding out his son had the flu.
The paper reported that the father, who was also the publisher of the newspaper, had been caring for his son for two months before finding out about the pneumonia.
The father had been told to call his son every week, and the father called the son once a week to check in on him, according to the newspaper.
The family had been expecting a baby this month.
The Sentinel reported that doctors had been unable to save the father from his illness.
“He’s a good kid, a good dad,” the father told the newspaper after learning of the death.
“I’m glad I had the ability to get to him.
He’s the only one who really loved me.
He’ll always be the person who cares for me.”
The father told ABC News that he was glad to know that his son was still alive, but he was not pleased that his story had been featured in the newspaper’s story.
“It’s just an unfortunate circumstance, but I know that this is going to change,” he said.
“If there’s someone who wants to help out, I think that the best way to do it is just to say ‘hello’ to them and say ‘thank you.’ “