This week, his mother identified the young man. His name is Kelsey and his mother is deployed in Iraq. Below is what she had to say when she say the photo.
“My mother, Rheda Alexander sent me a picture of my son (Kelsey) that was in the Cadiz Record. He was sitting there eating popcorn. I didn’t get the picture until New Year’s Eve. I was so emotional when I saw his face and a lot of thoughts ran through my mind. It was just want I needed and I came just in time. I know you don’t know me but I just wanted to say thank you for taking his picture. I can really see that my son is doing just fine.
“My mother has to take care of him while I’m on deployment in Iraq. It’s been tough trying not to think about him everyday along with the rest of my family. Well I just wanted to send you all some pictures I’ve taken over here. Let me know if you have any special request. I’ll see what I can do.
Thank you, Togar Alexander-Parham