José Luis Villegas/ jvillegas@sacbee.com

The family of Leon Burns – his wife, Tanisha, left, children Mango, Shaheem, Keonna, Leonna, Leon Jr. and Savannah – sing happy birthday as they celebrate the 39th birthday of Leon Burns with a cake with the words “Rest in Paradise Kida” (Akida was Leon Burns’ nickname), on Thursday, February 27, 2014. The family is picking up the pieces after losing him to the H1N1 virus on January 31, 2014. The Burnses live in the community of Florin, one of the Sacramento County ZIP code areas hardest hit by severe influenza cases this season.

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