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Mother goes above and beyond on Halloween in memory of her son

Posted at 2:23 AM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 05:23:14-04

Decorations were spotted all around town on Wednesday, October 31 for Halloween. 

For one Bakersfield woman, Blanca Perez, she decorated her home and went above and beyond in memory of her son. 

“He is gone too soon, my only child, my only child,” said Perez.  

On November 15 of 2007, her only son Daniel Perez passed away from pneumonia. He was only 25 years old. 

“He loved the candy and he loved to see the kids smile and get the costumes. We never celebrated before so for him, it was something so cool. He always said ‘its bomb mom, the candy’ it's how he used those words.”

But after his passing and when Halloween came around, it only brought Blanca memories.

“He died during this time. I didn’t like to see the Halloween decorations or things, but I decided to like it now.”

Three years ago, her perspective changed. 
“When I see the kids smile, I see how they are so happy. I just see my son in every single kid. I see Daniel in every single smile. I see my son smile.”

Her son would have turned 36 years old on December 15 and Blanca says giving to others on Halloween is what she knows her son would have wanted.