Haunted house created in Sanford to honor 13-year-old who died from rare cancer

A community came together this Halloween to honor a boy from Longwood who lost his battle with cancer.

Gavin Griffin, 13, died in September after battling a rare aggressive cancer.

His family said his favorite holiday was Halloween, so this weekend, community members set up a haunted house in his honor.

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They said they believe he appreciated the spooks and scare from up above.

(Gavin Griffin)

"We were in hopes that he could be here, that was the plan, but then he ended up passing a month prior, so he didn't get to be here, sadly. But, hopefully, he was looking down on us like, 'Heck yeah.' I know he was for sure," said Erin Wyatt, who helped set up the haunted house.

(Gavin Griffin)

The money raised at the Sanford haunted house will be donated to Gavin's family and cancer research.

Those who put on the haunted house raised about $1,000.