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Seeds of Hope continues for the second straight summer


Last summer Don Jaquish planted more than four miles worth of sunflowers to remember his wife, Babbette, who died from cancer. The story gained international attention last year, so this year they have continued that honor with a new plan.

This weekend, they planted sunflowers on more than five acres of land which they will turn into a maze that spells "Seeds of Hope" which will be open to the public in mid to late August.

"Seeds of Hope" is an organization the family started after Babbette's passing in which people can buy seeds to plant their own sunflowers with all proceeds benefiting cancer research.

Jaquish's daughter Jennifer White said the sunflowers give her peace.

"It has been difficult for our entire family, my mother was really a crucial part of our family, so we are just trying to learn how to adjust with it," White said. "The seeds of hope has been a healing process for all of us too, because if we can give back and help others, then that gives meaning to our loss also "

If you are interested in purchasing some "Seeds for Hope", or would like more information about the cause, click here.

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