Florida boy’s self-portrait goes viral after he dies in freak accident
(FoxNews) The self-portrait of a Florida boy who died in a tragic swimming accident has gone viral — with the drawing, titled “Mr. Awesome,” shown in the hands of celebrities, politicians and pro-athletes all over social media.
Calder Jacob Sloan died April 13 — just days after he turned 7 — when high voltage from a faulty light inside the family’s swimming pool electrocuted him.
After Jim, a family friend, began a social media campaign with the self-portrait Calder drew about five months ago, celebrities and senators — including Miami Heat player Chris Bosh — began spreading the drawing all over social media sites.
Calder’s family says the colorful self-portrait of a beaming young boy, with the words “Mr. Awesome” on top if it, is a symbol of his fun-loving and adventurous spirit.
The portrait could be seen on display at the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami, and The Miami Seaquarium is considering naming a newborn dolphin “Awesome” in the boy’s memory.