Mario Sousa was known as a generous, community minded man who enjoyed fishing, sports and gardening. When Mario was diagnosed with cancer, he sought treatment at Lowell General Hospital. Mario made a habit of arriving for his treatments armed with flowers he had grown in his own garden as a way to spread a little sunshine to those he interacted with in the Cancer Center. He shared his homemade bouquets with staff and fellow patients in an effort to brighten the day of those around him.
When Mario lost his battle with cancer, his daughter Daniela wanted to do something to keep her father’s memory alive. She decided that a garden, dedicated in her father’s name would be the perfect tribute. The proposed Mario Sousa Serenity Garden will sit adjacent to the Cancer Center and provide a relaxing and beautiful place to escape the challenges of a diagnosis. To support the garden, please make a donation here.