It is, perhaps, one of the most popular memes in Internet, and Sammy Griner has had to live with the fame, but also with the disease of his father.
Sammy was 11 months old when she posed for the lens of her mother Laney , eating sand and in attitude to have the world in her clenched fist.
The photo, published on August 26, 2007, has since been one of the most shared, transformed and emulated in both digital platforms and events and commercial pieces, and is known as the success kid.
— Laney Griner (@laneymg) April 26, 2014
The life of its protagonist, however, has had ups and downs. Two years ago, he reappeared publicly to help his father find a living kidney donor.
And is that Justin Griner was diagnosed with kidney disease in 2006, and three years later suffered a total failure of the organ. Since then, the drama of dialysis, treatments and medications have accompanied the family.