LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – On Friday, the building process began for a garden to remember the lives of children who died before adulthood. It was the idea of Barbara Karrer. Organizers shoveled out the first pieces of ground that will turn into a memorial at Kosair Charities on Eastern Parkway.
The plan also includes a statue that will be added.
“This is going to be keeping our children’s memories alive. That’s what we want. It’ll be something that we can plant the seed and watch it grow,” said Karrer.
Karrer’s son, Jeremy, died in 1987 when he was hit by a car. He was six-years-old.
Karrer created a Facebook group too share Jeremy’s story and found other mothers wanting to do the same. It is now a group that encompasses mothers from across the world.