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Seeds being planted for 'Prayers from Maria' in Avon

Updated: Jun. 24, 2018 at 10:20 PM EDT
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AVON, OH (WOIO) - Seeds are being planted for the final year of the "Prayers from Maria" sunflower field in Avon.

The location of the field is currently on Jaycox Road, the field will be relocated after businesses are expanding near the land.

The field is dedicated to Maria McNamara who passed away in 2007. Around 14 months prior to her death she was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Her parents made the choice to create a living memorial by planting sunflowers and each year the field expanded.

Sunflowers will bloom in September, the field helps raise thousands of dollars for cancer research.

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