Jun.11.2018 Back to News Feed

Cancer Survivor Honors Friend With Flower Garden

Beth Stone planted yellow, purple and orange petunias on a spring morning to honor a friend.

Soon after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2014, Stone became friends with Tracy Buskirk, who was fighting the same disease.

Stone said Buskirk was a caring person who helped her learn how to face down cancer.

“It went from hopeless to hopeful,” Stone said.

The two women met at Methodist and Stone's flowers adorn the planters on the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center's Infusion Therapy patio.

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