Saturday was a day of fulfillment for a Newburyport teenager with refractory epilepsy. Nine trees were planted in her honour by the Make-A-Wish Foundation Massachusetts, Rhode Island.
Allison Brock, 19, and Sky, her service dog, were joined by family, friends, community members, and others for a ribbon cutting ceremony on the trail she regularly walks with parents.
Alison helped plant three trees and volunteers took care of the rest, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts & Rhode Island stated in a statement.
Sean Reardon, the Mayor of Newburyport, was one of the officials who participated in the ceremony. It was held one day after Arbor Day and a week after Earth Day.
Nancy Alisons mom said that tree-planting was a fitting way to pay tribute to her daughter. According to the statement, she loves the environment and is passionate about conservation. Her family and friends are very important to her. She also has a kind heart and cares about giving.
The statement stated that a bench and plaque in her memory will be installed in the spring.
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