It’s a good question.
The photo of Surfer Raulo Rosa, a surfer who lives in Hawaii, was shared by millions of surfers worldwide on social media, and became a symbol of the growing ocean health movement in the United States.
Rosa, whose real name is Raul Ortega, is an indigenous person of the Pacific island nation of Micronesia.
Rosa lives in an island town called Kona and has spent much of his life in the ocean, working to protect the health of the ocean.
Rosa’s surf photo gained notoriety because of its resemblance to the photos of people like his mother, Marcela Rosa, who died in 2016 from complications from COVID-19, and a young girl named Rui who died after a shark attack.
“Raulo is my grandfather,” Rosa said in an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter.
“He gave me a big hug when I was little.
It’s not just him that I am proud of.
He is the man who gave me my life.”
Rosa said he was shocked by the reaction to his photo on social networks.
“I felt like I’m part of this community,” he said.
“I was just like, oh, that’s a nice family photo.
I don’t want to be a part of it.
But I guess it’s just part of the environment.”
Raula’s mother, a nurse, was killed by a shark while surfing in 2012.
Raula and his father are not related.
Rosa said he did not have a family member die from COV-19.
“The first thing I thought about was how do I get my image out there?” he said, “and I thought, how can I do it while being in a situation that I have to live in?
So I said, well, I just want to help people out.”
Rousseas family is still reeling from the loss of his mother.
Marcella Rosa was also a nurse and her death has been widely reported in the Hawaiian media.
“She was a wonderful woman,” Rosa told CNN.
“She was just a good person.
But you know, the truth is, that we all made a lot of mistakes.
And we’re still trying to move on.”
Rafaela Rosa said it is difficult to talk about his mother’s death with his own family.
“They are in shock.
It really hurts me,” he told CNN’s Stelters.
“Because it is a terrible tragedy that happened to her.”
Rios mom, who is now in her 70s, is survived by her three children, six grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
“We don’t have a lot, but we have a life,” Rosa added.