Allina Health Buffalo Crossroads Clinic shooting victim to be honored with sunflower fields

[Fox 9 News, May 26, 2021] In early February, a gunman opened fire inside a health clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota, killing medical assistant Lindsay Overbay. Now in her name, there's a project to turn the area around the clinic into a place of healing and hope started by a complete stranger and Overbay’s husband.

Johnny Olson began planting fields of sunflowers six years ago to help people deal with trauma or loss. He planted 12 in 2020 alone.

"Every field is planted in honor of someone or something and when I’m on the tractor I’m thinking about them," said Johnny. "Wholeheartedly thinking about them and just wanting to help them heal."

These sunflowers near the Buffalo Allina health clinic will soon be big and bright yellow.

He knew, after the February 9 shooting in Buffalo, that killed Lindsay and critically injured three others, it had to happen here, too. Donnie was already trying to come up with something similar.

Posted on May 27, 2021 in Allina Health Clinics

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