CBS Los Angeles

BEVERLY HILLS ( — A young man’s tragic loss has prompted him to help others by starting a charity for kids who’ve also lost their mothers.

At 7, George De La Rosa’s mother died suddenly from complications during a routine gall-bladder surgery.

“I remember her specifically always talking with me, always joking with me, always pulling my toes when I was sleeping,” he recalls.

Her absence was especially felt during the pivotal events in her young son’s life.

“When I graduated eighth grade, I guess, my entire family was there, but my mother couldn’t see me graduate, and she won’t be able to see me graduate high school,” he said.

It was that void that prompted the Loyola High School incoming senior to start a charity called Mothers to the Rescue.

The organization matches volunteer moms with kids in need.

“I, unfortunately, had to grow up a little faster…

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