Mercedes Machado was trying to get her grandson, Kenji Camacho, to look up as he sat in the sunflower field at Sipkens Nurseries on London Line in Plympton-Wyoming on Saturday. The field is five which are part of a Miracle Max’s Minions. Seed dealer Brian Schoonjans, planted a sunflower field after Max Rombouts, 2, died in 2019 after a battle with leukemia. People coming to the tribute field left donations and in the first year over $48,000 was raised to help families of cancer patients pay for travel costs and parking through the charity ChildCan. The field at Sipkens is the first to bloom this year and is open Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm.
, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Independent