David Ortiz's family members post heartwarming Father's Day messages

Sunday marked one week since former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back at close range in his native Dominican Republic. 

The Red Sox sent a team plane to transport Ortiz to Massachusetts for further medical treatment and have been giving fans regular updates on his health, courtesy of his wife, Tiffany.

Ortiz's children, son D'Angelo and daughter Alexandria, have also been posting updates about their dad during his recovery from multiple surgeries.

On Sunday, the family took to Instagram to publish another round of tributes to the future Hall of Famer in honor of Father's Day in the United States. As Alexandria noted in her post, the family still has Dominican Father's Day to celebrate on July 28, which will hopefully be a much happier occasion. 

Tiffany Ortiz also posted a roundup of photos accompanied by a heartfelt message to her husband, noting that the circumstances surrounding this Father's Day brought "a new appreciation for life."

She also asked fans to celebrate this "Papi's Day" with their loved ones. Ortiz's nickname with the Red Sox, of course, was "Big Papi."

Ortiz is still recovering from his injuries at a Boston hospital as police continue to search for all those suspected to have been involved in the shooting. 

See more of Ortiz with his family: 

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BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 30: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox reacts with his son D'Angelo Ortiz before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 30, 2016 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 30: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox looks on with his son D'Angelo Ortiz before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 30, 2016 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox is introduced alongside his son D'Angelo Ortiz during a retirement ceremony before his final game at Yankee Stadium against the New York Yankees on September 29, 2016 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox poses with his wife Tiffany and daughter Alex before his final game at Yankee Stadium against the New York Yankees on September 29, 2016 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox walks off the field with his family after a retirement ceremony before his final game at Yankee Stadium against the New York Yankees on September 29, 2016 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Alex Ortiz, daughter of David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox, reacts after completing the National Anthem before the Red Sox home opener against the Baltimore Orioles on April 11, 2016 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts . (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 11: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hugs his daughter, Alexandra Ortiz, after she sang the national anthem before the game. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park for their home opener of the 2016 Major League Baseball season. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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