Chapecoense Player Found Out About Wife's Pregnancy One Week Before Plane Crash
Our thoughts are with Chapecoense soccer player Tiago da Rocha Vieira Alves, who found out he was going to be a father just one week before he was killed in a plane crash with many of his teammates on Monday (November 28).
A video was posted that shows the 22-year-old – also known as Tiaguinho – finding out the news from his teammates.
“His wife’s pregnancy is a small miracle. It is a small part of Tiaguinho that stays behind with us. We are thankful,” Gilmara Marins, his cousin, told CNN. His wife Graziele is just over a month pregnant. “He always wanted to be a young father … so I am happy that he got to have that last joy,” Gilmara added.
“His mother still cannot believe what happened. She is still waiting for him to be alive,” Gilmara continued said. “But his death has been confirmed, so we are just awaiting the arrival of the body. That is all we can do now. Wait for him to come home.”
If you did not hear the tragic news, 75 were killed on the airplane that carried the Chapecoense soccer team, some journalists, and crew members. Six passengers survived. Our thoughts are with those affected by this terrible tragedy.
To watch the video of Tiaguinho finding out about his wife’s pregnancy, head over to YouTube.