As you have hopefully heard, September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Sadly, I know many families who have been affected by childhood cancer. Watching a child from the sidelines deal with cancer is heartbreaking, but the families and children who experience it firsthand amaze me. These children are fighters and their parents are some of the most dedicated people I've met. Ed and Megan Mcnamara are two of those parents. After losing their daughter Maria, age 7, to one of the deadliest forms of cancer, they started a foundation to raise awareness and funding for research, treatment, and a cure called Prayers from Maria - Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation. Prayers FROM Maria because even though she was so sick herself, she prayed for the other children fighting cancer that she met while undergoing treatment. One of their fundraisers each year is that they plant a 16 acre field in Avon with gorgeous sunflowers, "Seeds of Hope". We visited the field, which blooms in September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and it is a stunning sight. Please consider donating to Prayers from Maria or participating in one of their events. You can follow them on Facebook to be kept up to date on there latest events: https://www.facebook.com/PrayersfromMaria.