PJ Rodriguez's 7-year-old son, John, is learning to cope with the loss of his grandmother and great grandmother.

He was close to both and at times gets sad that he can't talk to them, but a therapist has taught him to refocus his mind on happy memories when he gets down, Rodriguez said. John smiles recalling a trip to the zoo, a toy they brought him or when his parents instructed them not to bring him chicken nuggets or doughnut holes but they did anyway.

CNN's Leyla Santiago, Jaide Timm-Garcia, Carlos Suarez, Steve Contorno, Jamiel Lynch and Tina Burnside contributed to this report.

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