With Stephanie and Michael's blessing, we are raising money to plant trees in memory of Baby Sophia Mina Kuestermann - Princess Warrior.
Sophia fought so hard with her enormous spirit when she was born early at 28 weeks on October 5th, 2013. On December 31st, she passed away in the arms of her mom and dad free of all the tubes and surrounded with love. Many of you followed what was happening with her daily on Sophia's page on CaringBridge. Through all of the prayers, love and support that we sent to Seattle, we all became Sophia's Army.
We would like to give Stephanie and Michael a place to go to remember, honor and celebrate the life of Sophia - a place of life and beauty and strength. We have chosen three locations where trees will be planted. We will endow a legacy tree in Ravenna Park in Seattle close to their apartment. A second tree will be planted in Cabin John Park in Bethesda, MD. Stephanie grew up playing in this park and currently her nieces play there now. The last tree will be planted in a park in NYC. We are currently working with the Parks Department and are trying to get them to say yes to a tree in Gantry Park in Long Island City, but politics might have us planting it in a different location. I will keep you updated.
Please share this fundraiser and let us provide a beautiful place where Sophia's brave parents, family and friends can go and honor her life. Please continue to follow Sophia's story online at http://sophiamina.wordpress.com/.