Sarah Perry is honoring the life of her son 17-year-old Aden Perry who died in April after he jumped into a lake trying to save a driver who was drowning.
Neither Aden nor the driver 18-year-old Venkata Krishnamurthy survived.
Perry says her son died the way he lived, as a hero.
“What my son did that night wasn’t surprising to me cause if you knew my son you knew that was just him being Aden,” Perry said. “He helped other people.”
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She says part of her also died the night of the accident.
“I can’t call my son,” Perry said.
“I can’t talk to him. I can’t give him a hug. I can’t tell him I’m doing all of this. It’s just horrible.”
In the meantime, she says she’s pushing through the pain, keeping his name alive and honoring him one tribute at a time.