It’s never easy when young children lose their father, but when Eva Holland’s partner died she not only took the kids to see him, but they posed for pictures next to his corpse. Then she shared them on Facebook and Instagram.Eva, from Cincinnati in the US, wanted to do it though for a very important reason, to demonstrate the damaging impact of drug addiction. Next to the powerful image of her late partner Mike in an open coffin, she wrote: “I’m sure this photo makes a lot of people uncomfortable it may even p**s a few people off but the main reason I took it was to show the reality of addiction.
“If you don’t choose recovery every single day this will be your only way out. No parent should have to bury their child and no child as young as ours should have to bury their parent. I know a lot of people may be upset I’m putting it out in the open like this, but hiding the facts is only going to keep this epidemic going.
“Last Wednesday he took his last breath. My kids’ father, the man I loved since I was a kid, a great son and a great person lost his battle. I just needed to share his story in case it can help anyone else.” The moving image and message has now been shared thousands of times on Facebook and Instagram and Eva has been overwhelmed by messages of support.