‘Teen Mom’ star Amber Portwood is tragically spending her holiday season grieving the loss of her father, Shawn Portwood Sr, who passed away on December 16th. Shawn Portwood Jr. says, “He was put in an induced coma on Friday after liver surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center. We are making burial arrangements now.“
Amber’s father was a huge part of her road to recovery and staying sober after being released from Prison last year. “I know that he helped Amber because he gave her strength to get better. He is the reason she was able to turn her life around. He set the precedent for what she needed to do to get better,’ the 27-year-old said of his sister. What Amber was able to accomplish by getting her life back on track had a lot to do with our dad. I know for a fact that he was always proud of what we accomplished. Me and Amber. He was proud that she was able to get through those tough times,” Amber’s brother tells the Daily Mail.
I just want to say thank you to everyone for all your kind words.This is a heartbreaking time for my family your prayers help..love always❤
— Amber Portwood (@AmberLPortwood) December 18, 2014
Shawn Jr. and Amber were by their father’s side until Tuesday morning when Amber left due to having Strep Throat. Shawn had to tell Amber over the phone of their father’s passing. “When I called Amber to tell her, she didn’t say a whole lot of anything. She was too busy crying. He’s been sick for a while but there is no way to prepare for this.“
Lastly Shawn wants his father “to be remembered for his love for God, his children, family, and especially his grandchildren who he talked about constantly.“
From AlltheTeenMoms.Net: I’m so sorry to Amber and Shawn & your families for your loss. I wish you all the best.