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Her baby is ‘side-eyeing you from heaven’ after irreplaceable photos stolen, mom says

Katrina Dorse of Memphis is asking for help after her vehicle was broken into and a laptop was stolen that contained irreplacable photos of her deceased son.
Katrina Dorse of Memphis is asking for help after her vehicle was broken into and a laptop was stolen that contained irreplacable photos of her deceased son.

The stolen credit cards can be replaced.

The smashed window can be repaired.

But what Memphis mother Katrina Dorse desperately wants most is irreplaceable.

Her laptop, stolen in an alleged car burglary in downtown Memphis on Friday, contains photos and videos of her 5-month-old son who died in 2016, WMC-TV reported.

Five-month-old Kellen died from congenital heart failure, according to the bigheartfund.org, which supports families of the Heart Institute at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.

Dorse is begging the thieves to return the laptop with her invaluable memories.

In a Facebook post Dorse said she “felt violated financially, physically, and emotionally. Also, just straight up pissed. I was working my 5th shift this week with one more to go, and that’s just my night job!”

Then she woke up Saturday morning and realized the magnitude of the theft.

“(After buying a laptop to store memories) I then uploaded very special photos and videos of my son who I will never physically see again,” Dorse wrote. “I want it back.”

As of Monday afternoon, Dorse’s plea on Facebook had been shared over 2,300 times.

“Also, to further convince you to do the right thing, here is a photo of what my baby side-eyeing you from heaven would look like,” Dorse wrote with an accompanying photo.

“Share this,” she added. “You never know who will see it.”

Dorse later posted that among the stolen items were Valentine’s Day cards drawn by patients at Le Bonheur that were going to be distributed for National Heart Awareness Month.

Dorse tagged the Memphis Police Department on the post, thanking the agency for its assistance.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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