Cell phones can sometimes house our most precious memories. One Florida mother is living with the reality of having these memories stolen from her and her terminally ill 3-year-old daughter.
Melissa Vazquez lost her phone while out on the town with some family members on Sunday, January 8th. She was at the Passion Nightclub at the Seminole Hardrock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida where several others have reported having their cell phones stolen out of their purses as they party.
The stolen phone is not what is causing this Florida mother so much grief. Ms. Vazquez explains:
I just want my memories back. That is all I want. [My daughter] lost her smile, I have pictures of her smiling. She lost the ability to speak, she was able to say Mama and Daddy. I have no memories of that now.
Ms. Vazquez’s daughter is unable to move, suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1. Her chances of living much longer are very slim and it only seems reasonable that a mother be united with the pictures and videos of her daughter.
Ms. Vazquez has tried everything to get the phone back. She enlisted her friends on Facebook to call and text the phone to plead with the thief to return at least the memory card. She has even turned over GPS tracking data to the police in the hope that they will be able to do something about the theft.