101-year-old great-grandmother whose photo with baby inspired others to share has died


Sarah Hamm shares photo of her grandmother holding her daughter in the hospital.The great-grandmother at the center of a heartwarming image of an infant in her wrinkled, age-spotted hands has died.

The Life of Dad social network site has been deluged with photographs after posting the multi-generational snapshot.

Sarah Hamm, of Arizona, said she put up the photo of her 2-week-old daughter being cradled by her 101-year-old grandmother, Rosa Camfield, because she led an extraordinary life.

Camfield died Monday, two weeks after Hamm shared the photo.

“She passed away last night, so this was very bittersweet,” Hamm told ABC News. “The photo was taken by me of my daughter Kaylee when she was two weeks old. It was actually the day she was being released in the hospital, so we were hoping that grandma would get to meet her.”

Since the picture went up earlier this month, the site has received more than 120 responses from families who posted their own photos of elderly family members holding new arrivals.

“People were really drawn to the image for reasons we didn’t foresee,” co-founder Patrick Quinn told HuffPo. “They thought of all of the things this woman has seen and lived through in her lifetime and imagined how her experiences will shape the life of the baby just starting her own journey.”

The Life of Dad social network site had been flooded with photos after posting an image of "101-year difference" in age between new baby and the family’s eldest. lifeofdad via facebook

The Life of Dad social network site had been flooded with photos after posting an image of “101-year difference” in age between new baby and the family’s eldest.

Camfield went back to college at the age of 43 and became a teacher, Hamm told HuffPo.

She spent her life in Michigan and moved to Arizona in 2007. She lived with her eldest daughter and has five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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