A mother who lost her son in August had her grief compounded even further by the theft of a laptop containing pictures of her child.
But while the photos remain missing, Donna Snell has found comfort over social media.
Snell told her story to The Vancouver Sun over the weekend, and since then she says she’s been on Facebook where people have been sharing that story in the hopes that laptop, and the memories it holds, will be returned to her.
But she says what she has found over Facebook are people sharing comments about her son.
“Little stories, ‘oh, you wouldn’t believe what he did… People saying he helped them with with major life situations, and then little funny stories about how he showed up sometime, or something that people did.”
Snell says the outpouring of support and comments about her son, Alex Carpenter, have in a way remedied some of the pain of losing those momentos.
“The stories from people that I’d never even heard their names, coming out of nowhere, everywhere and they’re still continuing today.”
The laptop was stolen from her car the night of Oct. 12 near 12th Ave. and Prince Albert St, and she continues her appeal to have it returned. She can be reached at DonnaSnell@gmail.com.