There are people who will do anything for love and Don Jaquish of Wisconsin proved that after planting entire lanes of sunflowers in honor of his late wife.
Babbette Jacquish passed of cancer last year leaving her husband devastated. However through his mourning, he found light by planting 4 and half miles of sunflowers alongside Highway 85. The “sunflower strip” was inspired by Babbette when she wanted to sell sunflower seeds to help fund cancer research. Unfortunately the inspiring entrepreneur passed before she could watch her idea thrive.
Don made sure to make it his responsibility to continue her efforts by selling the sunflower bags with Babbette’s picture and story on the back called Babbette’s Seeds of Hope. He gushed about how bright her smile and personality was and knew the vibrant sunflowers were the perfect way to memorialize her.
Enjoy Don’s story here.