SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – COVID-19 has left 4-year-old Raiden Gonzalez an orphan.  His father, Adan Gonzalez, died in June after battling the virus for weeks.  Raiden’s mother, Mariah Gonzalez passed away last month.

His grandmother has told him that his parents are angels who are watching over him, but he still misses them.  Rozie Salinas says Raiden can’t accept the fact that his mother is gone, too.   She describes him as a ‘mama’s boy,’ and he keeps asking for his mother.

“They were a very loving family,” Salinas told Inside Edition this week. “It was all about love and always laughing and everything,  and having a good time. They were all  inseparable.”

It’s a difficult time for the child who turns five later this month, and Salinas wants to make his birthday special.  She’s planning a dinosaur-themed drive-thru party for him Nov. 28, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

“A lot of people are coming out and want to make it special for him and we really appreciate everything that everybody’s willing to do for him ,” Salinas said.

A GoFundMe Account has been set up for Raiden and his grandmother, who’s raising him.


Raiden Gonzalez’s party invitation/Photo-Rozie Salinas.


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