Nov 1, 2016 4:10 PM

Trick-or-treaters give their Halloween candy to Derry boy who suffered asthma attack

DERRY — Trick-or-treaters willingly gave up some of their Halloween candy after one 9-year-old's night was cut short due to an asthma attack.

At about 6:30 on Halloween night, Sarah Fraser DeLong posted on her personal Facebook page that her 9-year-old son was struggling to breathe due to his asthma, and voluntarily retired his werewolf costume because of it.

That's when a pack of neighborhood children and classmates showed up asking for DeLong's son. Her reluctant son came to the door, only to be surprised by the groups of kids handing him a bucket of goodies that they had donated from their own Halloween stash.

"It isn't about the candy at all. I am just so overwhelmed with the love and generosity that they showed," DeLong wrote.

DeLong's said that her son was home from school today, but is now on steroids and starting to feel better.

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