"Save my wedding ring," he said, according to Alateia.
Only five survived the tragedy that killed 76
Alan's request shocked the man he requested it of, Luiz Taveira. Of all the things in the world, he wanted to save the symbol that represented his soon-to-be marriage. This ring represented the promise he was about to make to his fiancé, Marina Storchi, to be with her until death do they part.
Amanda, the sister of this survivor, wrote on Instagram that his "condition is stable. We are praying for all those who have not yet been rescued, and [ask for] strength for their families. It's a complicated, difficult situation. Only God can give us strength. Thank you God."
His fiancée is undoubtedly his greatest treasure
During a crisis, the brain goes into shock as trauma kicks in. Yet in the midst of his physical and emotional pain, the most important thing to this man was the symbol of his love for Marina.