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Maria's Field of Hope returning to Avon location this summer

Sunflowers at Maria's Field of Hope bloom early
Posted at 10:39 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 18:00:22-04

AVON, Ohio — Maria's Field of Hope will be returning in 2019.

The foundation announced that the Jacob's Group is allowing them to use the same land again.

The sunflowers will be located in the field on Chester Road off of Jaycox Road in Avon.

Last year, the group said they were going to have to move the field due to development in the area.

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The field has been an anchor of inspiration for cancer survivors and their families who are going through similar situations like the family of Maria McNamara did.

On April 1, 2006, Ed and Maria McNamara received the devastating news that their 6-year-old daughter Maria was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive tumor called diffused intrinsic pontine glioma. Over the course of 14 months, Maria's health rapidly declined and on July 14, 2007, she died at the age of 7.

Since her death, the McNamara family has set up Prayers from Mariaorganization to help fund childhood cancer research and to continue her legacy that she left behind.