Pernilla lives in Sweden and in 2013 grew a sunflower in memory of her son Ragnar. Pernilla says:
In early January 2010 our second child Ragnar was born. He was diagnosed with MTM1-x. A year or so after he left us I got in contact with the Information Point as I saw that the Big Sunflower Project was celebrating its third year the same as our Ragnar would have been. What a wonderful thing to do for him and all other kids like him.
I grow some sunflowers last year by myself but they didn’t get to flower. This year I put in a bit more love and attention. And I got four big plants. My daughter helped me and they are really beautiful. I also enjoyed seeing all the other flowers that people grew.