Flagstaff boy killed by distracted driver honored in new comedian e-book
Zaadii Tozhon Tso always wore big hats.
His life revolves around popular movies such as “Ultraman” and “Batman.” But he did not have a chance to win. His life was cut short by a tragic driver on Feb. 22, 2015, when Zaadii was only 3 years old.
Zaadii died at the hospital from his injuries. His mother, Rachel Tso Cox, says doctors say her baby is not in pain. He also said that it was a big hat that Zaadii had worn in an accident, saying that it always kept him strong.
Now, more than five years after his death, he takes his own cup as one of the first Navajo art groups.
Zaadii is the hero of the new comic book “Zaadii: The Story of the Z-Hawk,” which was unveiled at the New York Comic Con event on Thursday morning.
Batman’s Birthday: Every great hero needs a Cape
Zaaditozhon, or Zaadii, he was born 11 days late on the 11th and 11th of 2011, so his family named him eleven, according to Cox.
She grew up with two older sisters and went to Star Charter School in Flagstaff, which teaches about 3 young children. Cox said Zaadii loves school more than anything. Except maybe celebrities.
He also loves his sisters. His older sister, Bahozhoni, had an Elsa cap from “Frozen,” and Zaadii always wore it, running like a hero.
“I had to get her a cup of her own,” Cox said.
She opened the Amazon and went through the clothes and Zaadii hugged her.
“Then I found Batman, and we saw that he had a hat and he just loved it. That’s why I ordered it,” Cox said.
Cox also directed a video for “Batman” starring Adam West, which he said stimulated Zaadii’s interest in the celebrity story.
“The dress came a few days after the movie,” she said, “She put it on in early October, and the baby didn’t take it off,” she said with a laugh.
According to Cox, Batman became known as Zaadii.
“As soon as he put on the mask … he could get into Batman’s voice, and the boy, he was moral!” Cox said.
The family had to come up with ways to get him out of the clothes to wash the suit. At one point, the only way Cox could get Zaadii to bathe and wash his suit was to wash his clothes.
“At the time I was so upset, if they had to clean, the dress had to be cleaned, I just said,” Ugh! I’ll wash you both, “he said, laughing.
Batman directs the school dance dancers
Zaadii arrived at school wearing his Superman outfit, as usual, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The school held a cultural conference the same day with an African drummer, according to Cox.
“As soon as he started playing the drums, Zaadii jumped out of those who were wearing his Batman costume, ran to the singer, and started dancing,” Cox said.
Zaadii’s teachers went to chase him away and send him back to live peacefully with the other children; however, the singer encouraged Zaddii to continue dancing, Cox said. The drummer asked his name, and the teacher told the singer his name was Zaadii.
“I’m not Zaadii, I’m Batman!” Zaadii shouted, according to Cox.
“Well, everyone, be like Batman,” said the singer. “Get up and dance!”
The whole school, including the teachers and supervisors, danced to the beat, according to Cox.
“I feel like that’s the best ending for him at school, leading everyone to dance,” Cox said with tears in his eyes.
Batman’s fall from the wheel of a traveling driver
It was strong on the following resultsSunday.
Cox teaches video journalism at Northern Arizona University, and was actively working on a writing project. It needed only one shot: the storm.
He needed special lenses to shoot for a long time and he went to Best Buy in Flagstaff to be perfect.
Cox recalled Zaadii and Bahozhoni begging to be brought with him, and he saidit has to run fast, inside and out.
“He put on his shoes, and put them on the wrong side without socks,” Cox said. Zaadii was also wearing his famous Batman costume.
The trip to Best Buy was quick, and Cox said he remembers Zaadii doing very well. To honor her and her sister, she gives them a pink candy bar at a nearby market.
“After that, we went back to Best Buy, where I stand. It would have been quicker and easier to walk to the parking lot, but I was stillnot insisting on teaching children to cross the streets properly … that’s why we crossed the crossroads, “Cox said.
Cox recalls making his children look around, and the three of them held hands across the street.
As he approached the road, the 66-year-old driver swerved in the wrong direction, releasing Cox and Bahozhoni and waiting for Zaadii under the tire, according to the Arizona Daily Sun.
“I felt his hand come out of me,” Cox said, weeping.
Bahozhoni injured his hip and pelvis, and Cox sustained injuries to his right side including a broken leg.
While Zaadii was in the hospital, his family, friends and school staff came to the hospital to sing the Navajo tour.
“His last hit was at the end of the song, and it was like a movie. It was sad and scary but beautiful at the same time because he was surrounded by so many people who loved him,” Cox said in tears.
He is believed to have passed as peacefully as he could.
“I know he wants to live, I know he loves his life so much,” Cox said. “A child who was raised in a loving and supportive environment. I just hope they change the world, honestly.”
Cox is saddened by his fallen hero
“It seemed unfair, it still seemed unfair. We did everything right, we held hands, we used the way to go,” Cox said.
Nine days after the death of their son, Cox followed the Navajo tradition to help him regain his spirit.
She also received support from the MISS Foundation, which helps families who are grieving the loss of a child.
Now, Cox is leading as a MISS team for others in Flagstaff or at the Navajo Nation.
“I don’t think I can say that grief will be all right, all I can say is that you are strong,” Cox said.
“How much more to believe that he was a strong hero has been helped because now I feel I have to belong to him,” he said. “And I persevered in trying to be the person that Zaadii trusted me.”
Cox achieves the daily goal of Zaadii through the Zaadii Foundation, which works to raise awareness about disruptive governance. They do kind deeds and drive books, and they talk to high schools to discuss the importance of careful driving.
The Zaadii Foundation encourages others to take collateral when driving victims.
The growth of Z-Hawk: Restoring the Zaadii heritage
“To the innocent people of this city and the evil people who try to hurt them … I have another name. They call me Z-Hawk … and I am a defender,” read “Zaadii: The Legend of Z-Hawk.”
A humorous story was released Thursday through Travelers’Eternal Stories, which tells the story of those who were killed by a series of tragic events.
“It’s a sad mother’s dream to come true,” Cox said. “It just feels so good because it allows his life to continue to shine, as well as for him to live a healthier life.”
The comedy was written and illustrated by Gail Simone, J. Calafiore and Jeffrey Veregge, three of the most famous names in the comedy category.
“We had never seen anyone come close to ‘what it would have been,’ so what we found in Zaadii’s story … is a story that affects many people but in the eyes of their families, friends and loved ones. It is an effort to honor their memories,” said Michael Klein. Travelers.
The book is available in PDF and on the Travelers page (https://www.travelers.com).
Cox is grateful for the company’s work in informing people about disruptive traffic, as well as helping to remember Zaadii.
“I took a picture book to the cemetery, reading every page in the cemetery … so they could see it, I think,” Cox said. “I know he would have been very happy.”
Refer to journalist Katelyn Keenehan at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @KatelynKeenehan.