October 19, 2020
A few years back we had the fortune of finding a seed at Apple Annie’s in Arizona and so my mom picked up one for my grandma and one for me. Fast forward a few years later and my grandma STILL to this day carries her seed in her pocket with her cherry chapstick. The few times she thought she lost it we had to continuously search and search until found, sometimes in the crack of the seat of the truck.
We tried looking for seeds online for backups, but unfortunately couldn’t find anything online awhile back. Even though we went every year to pick apples and veggies, Apple Annie’s no longer had them at the Apple orchard.
In July 2020 during the middle of the darn pandemic my grandma was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. So we’ve been trying to spend as much time with her as possible and doing things that she can do before it gets too hard.
In the later part of 2020 we stop at Apple Annie’s for our yearly apples, veggies and pumpkins and for the first year ever to get some pie at the country store by the highway on the way out. I couldn’t believe it but they had a stand full of seeds and so I bought about $40 worth and brought them over to my grandma when eating pie. She was so happy that she didn’t even know what to say, it honestly meant the absolute world because it could keep her mind off the pain and sadness for a minute.
So then she would carry them around with her to each appointment she went to and would give them out to her favorites. Then she started chemo just for palliative care since her cancer is terminal and gave one out to this lady she really enjoyed spending the day with and then some throughout the family to help them stay happy in this time of sadness. We also help Arizona Oncology with chemo hats that my mom and I sew together to make sure anyone that needs one can get one for free.
I just want to let you know that my grandma will always be remembered with a seed in her pocket and being so joyed to pass them out to the rest of the world.
Unfortunately her time is limited here and so I plan on getting some for seeds for her to continue giving doctors and friends she meets at Arizona Oncology.
Thank you for listening,
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In 2006 Seeds of Happiness started out as leftover lumps of clay that Mark Borella made into little smiles to give to friends who were going through hard times and needed a little smile.
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