n 1974, I lost four of my closest friends in an automobile accident. My classmates and I talked about planting a tree in their memory, but it never happened.Then in 1996. I read a newspaper story entitled “Testimony to Love” about three high school friends who died when their car crashed into a tree. I was so moved by the photos of the makeshift memorial under the dead tree at the crash site that I was inspired to find a more fitting, longer lasting tree marked to commemorate the lives of those we’ve lost and loved.
I am proud to have created a product that means so much to so many people. As a mom, I am happy to be showing my son the importance of pursuing a dream that benefits others and beautifies our planet.