GRESHAM, Ore. -- One year to the day her son drowned, a Washington Mom returned to the Oregon river where it happened.
"We're here to open the first life jacket kiosk in my son's memory," said Bonnie Peters.
Aaron Peters, 13, drowned in the Sandy River off Gresham's Oxbow Park.
"We don't want any family to go through what we did," explained his grandfather, Don Wood. "If one person is saved it's all worth it."
Wood believes if there had been a life jacket available, Aaron would have used it.
The kiosk has about 25 jackets in all sizes and there are dozens in storage for replacements.
The family plans more kiosks. They've set up a nonprofit called the Aaron Peters Water Safety Fund.
"The reality is there are so many families who can't afford life jackets but still want to have fun in the river," said Bonnie Peters. "Aaron would be proud. He'd tell me we did an amazing job."