- A tribute was given to a late firefighter by her family and colleagues through a photo
- Brett Korves met an accident while he was on his way to work one day
- Just a few weeks after, his wife found out that she was pregnant with their second child
A mom paid tribute to her late husband who was a firefighter by using his gear in a newborn photo
shoot for their daughter.
Brett Korves who had been working at the Swansea Fire Department in Illinois for the past decade met an accident on his way to work on April 4, 2019.
“Brett woke up that morning, and he went to work … we had our son, we had our house, we were doing everything the right way. Then, some person decided to hit my husband while going 94 mph,” Brett’s wid0w, Alex Korves, told Good Morning America.
Just two weeks after this tragic incident, Alex found out that she was pregnant with their second child. She admitted freaking out the moment she discovered this because she was excited that she will be given one more piece of her late husband. “But I was also very nervous to do this by myself,” she said.
Alex welcomed their daughter last December and named her Brett Grace, in honor of her father.
When Samantha Kallal, owner of Sugarfoot Photography, heard about their story, she was touched and decided to give them a free photo
shoo t for baby Brett. “I wanted to do anything I could to help them. I specialize in newborns and it felt like the way I could do something for her,” Kallal told Good Morning America.
Aside from capturing Brett Grace with her father’s gears, his colleagues also joined the
“I just want Brett Grace to realize that even though her father has passed … she has all this outpouring support from all these men, too,” Alex said.
Brett’s siblings have also started a foundation in memory of their brother. Brett’s First Responders Foundation aims to “help families of first responders who were not injured in the line of duty and develop a scholarship program for people seeking to become firefighters.”
Source: Good Morning America