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Hundreds remember loved ones at El Paso's 'Walk to Remember'

El Pasoans walk to remember loved ones

EL PASO, T.X. - Many say time heals all wounds: However, a mother grieving the loss of her son knows time ticks by incredibly slowly.

"Losing a son is like so hard," said Gina Lopez, who lost her son, Jesus, in a train accident.

"Every day he's with me, taking care of me," Lopez said. "But it's not the same."

She joined hundreds of other El Pasoans in the fourth annual 'Walk to Remember' at Album Park, in which family members grieved for their loved ones' memories.

"She was a very beautiful person inside and out," said Clarissa Cruz, of Corina Bejerano. "She was always the life of the party. She was family."

Bejarano was only 21 years old when she died in a car accident. She loved the Dallas Cowboys and was studying psychology.

"She was always the life of the party," Cruz said. "She was family."

As the event drew to a close, a small girl released several dozen white doves. Countless El Pasoans released balloons with the hopes that their well wishes would reach heaven.

Cruz doesn't know if her pain will ever subside.

"It's always an open wound," she said. "You always remember on special events, birthdays, holidays. That wound opens up again."