4 miles of blooms for Wisconsin's Sunflower Lady

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  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    When farmer Don Jaquish lost his beloved wife Babbette to cancer last November, he decided to honor her memory by planting over four miles of the sunflowers she adored in fields along either side of a highway in Wisconsin, Illinois.

    Now there's a stretch of the beautiful yellow blooms taking in around 400 acres in all, and Don and daughter Jenny White have set up a company, Babbette's Seeds of Hope, to sell the seeds as wildlife food. Part of the profits each year will go towards furthering research into multiple myeloma, which caused his wife's death.

    Babbette took part in an amazing 22 clinical trials during the nine years of her illness and spoke frequently of the need for further research.

    http://www.independent.ie/life/fami...fe-who-died-after-cancer-battle-31463216.html

    Seeds of Hope website with Babbette's story:

    http://www.babbettesseedsofhope.com/our-story/
     

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  3. Damarna

    Damarna Verified State Coordinator for CFSI

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    This has warmed my heart. True love.
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    What a great story! Started my crazy hectic work day off with a smile. Thanks :)
     
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    That's a lot of sunflowers. If I lived nearby, I'd definitely visit. Part 3 of a 3-part video.

    [video=youtube;UJtTZ5s1ntU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJtTZ5s1ntU[/video]
     

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