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Mother's Day food drive honors woman who died saving son in Columbia River Gorge

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Stephanie Cohen with her son on the trail just before the accident Sunday. (Cohen Family) Stephanie Cohen with her son on the trail just before the accident Sunday. (Cohen Family)
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, OR (KPTV) -

The family of a Portland woman who died saving her son in the Columbia River Gorge will honor her with a special food drive on Mother's Day.

This Sunday will mark one week since 37-year-old Stephanie Cohen died near Horsetail Falls.

Cohen was hiking with her family when her son started to fall off the trail, she went after him and the two fell more than 60 feet down a cliff.

The boy is recovering with minor injuries, but Cohen did not survive the fall.

Cohen is the daughter of Lisa Schroeder who owns Mother's Bistro and Bar in Portland. Celebrating moms, good food and family has always been a tradition there and in Cohen's life.

Cohen's family is asking people to donate non-perishable food items to the Oregon Food Bank on Mother's Day in her honor.

"I see Lisa as a mother to all of us in this city, who has nurtured us primarily through feeding us, but with lots of love, and just in knowing on Mother's Day that's it's going to be so hard for her and all of the family. I just think our ability to bring a little extra love to their family on this day will hopefully bring a little healing," said Debbie Plawner, a family friend.

If you would like to donate food, you can bring it to the Neva Shalom Synagogue in southwest Portland on Sunday between 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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