As you know, if you follow my blog, I will now and then post various thoughts or cool and awesome happenings that I may have captured – I am not strictly glued to architectural afterlife as this is my body of work. This is one of those moments where I feel I would like to share something that I recently photographed – a beautiful place and a beautiful memorial.
The sunflowers were planted as a memorial for Maria (Prayers for Maria), a little girl who died of childhood glioma. Her mother had them planted about 4 years ago and they planted MANY more seeds this year.
They try to raise awareness of childhood glioma. Over 97% of children with the worst of gliomas, diffuse pontine gliomas, die within two years. The foundation has been raising money for research into this, which is very under-looked and under researched.
They have been able to raise at least half a million towards the study and research so far.
Over 2 million sunflower seeds were planted here in Avon Lake, Ohio in memory of a little girl who suffered brain tumors, eventually passing away. Her mother now cares for this field every year in memory of her daughter, raising more awareness of these conditions.
It’s a beautiful place, and I would say worth checking out – over a mile of sunflowers. She is a wonderful person. From prints I sell of these images, proceeds will be going to her.
Direct link to photos by clicking HERE