Sitting in the living room of her home in Kettleman City, Ivonne Rangel's voice breaks when talking about her son Daniel Herson Celedon.
"He was a very loving child, he was very outgoing, loved to talk with everyone. He did not like to see anyone cry," Rangel said in describing her son.
In her face is still noticeable the pain of a mother losing a child. And with good reason, it's only been three months after the death of Daniel, a boy whom she describes as very cheerful and very attached to his mother.
Daniel died of leukemia on November 12, 2012.
Rangel said that Daniel was born in good health on June 23, 2010 at a hospital in Hanford in Kings County.
Rangel, 31, who has lived in Kettleman City for eight years, has three more children ages 14, 11 and 7.
"From the moment he fell sick, our life completely changed," Rangel said.
During the time Rangel was with Daniel Rangel at the hospital, her mother Martha Chavez took care of her three other children.
"It was something that changed my children's life, they were not with me for eight months. They missed me as a mom. And the loss was another blow to us.
"We all hope that he will return and return well to the house," said Rangel.
She had to take her kids to specialists to talk about what they were going through and for specialists to explain the illness of their brother.
"My pain is very large, too large, the greatest pain one may have to lose a child. There are no words for the pain you feel and it's something you did not wish to anybody."
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