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JENNINGS, La. – While on Facebook, you probably come across posts featuring babies, children and pets.
After having four children, Rosalyn Racca thought her days of being a new mother were over.
However, she soon learned that she was expecting.
“All exams were fine, ultrasounds were fine. He was very active on the screen in the ultrasounds,” Rosalyn said.
Rosalyn and her husband, Paul, were excited to learn that their new addition would be a little boy.
They decided to name him Samuel Tate, affectionately calling him ‘Tater Tot.’
Tragically, they would never be able to meet their little boy.
During a routine check-up, doctors realized that Samuel’s heart wasn’t beating.
“Very quickly assessed that he had already passed and he did several measurements, which showed he had probably passed about two weeks before that day,” she told KPLC.
The next day, Rosalyn gave birth to her son, who only weighed nine ounces.
“Everything was there,” she said. “He had 10 toes and 10 fingers. He looked exactly like my husband.”
A photographer captured the few moments the couple would ever have with their son.
“The day before, I put a warning on my status that I was going to be showing these pictures of him because I knew that I did have even family members who didn’t care to see him,” she said.
However, when she posted the pictures the next day, she was reported for inappropriate content.
“With all the things that are acceptable on social media, I thought that this was really sad,” Rosalyn said. “I did have a lot of friends rally around me and they said, ‘Look, I’m gonna share it and my friends are going to share it and let’s see Facebook try to take all of these pictures down.”
“The whole reason I was sharing this was to celebrate his life and he was my son,” she said. “That’s all I see when I look at his pictures, I don’t see something barbaric or graphic.”
Facebook warned that if Rosalyn didn’t either delete the pictures or make them private, her account could be disabled.