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Local woman needs help finding late mothers missing blanket

Posted at 4:58 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 18:12:20-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A woman in Falfurrias is distraught after she lost a blanket. But it's not just any blanket; it belonged to her mother, who recently passed away from pancreatic cancer.

“Its orange and yellow it’s got a cross in the front,” said Cynthia Oropeza.

It may seem like an ordinary blanket to most.

“But that blanket was special to me,” said Oropeza.

It belonged to Cynthia Oropeza's late mother who passed away in July.

“My mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December and during the time that she was suffering she was going through all her treatments in Corpus she had this blanket on top of her,” said Oropeza.

This weekend, her husband mistakenly took that blanket from Falfurrias to Portland when the family was making a trip with their grandson.

“I had no idea that the wagon was in the back nor that the blanket was in the wagon so when I get back home, I ask my husband ‘where's my blanket’ and he's telling me it’s in the truck,” said Oropeza. “So, I go look and I don't find it.”

“I ask my son ‘where's the blanket’ and he said it’s in the wagon.”

“So, it flew out it.”

Oropeza says the blanket was a gift her mom received from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church when she got her diagnosis.

And she believes it flew out of the truck, now she hopes someone has found it, and will return it.

“We started off at 285 East, 77 North and we went 37 towards Corpus and then got on the Harbor Bridge to Portland,” said Oropeza.

Close friends of the family are even posting pictures to social media hoping to spread the word.

I knew she was upset about it, so I told her you know what I’ll take your pictures and I’ll go ahead and do it,” said Iris Baez, a close family friend. “She would have done the same for me, her mom was a really well-known woman.

If you have information on Oropeza's missing blanket you can contact Action 10's Brenda Matute at :brenda.matute@kristv.com