Leaf at Norman park leads to memorial fund drive 

Acts of nature can be unpredictable, beautiful and sometimes miraculous. A lone heart-shaped leaf at Lions Park in Norman is all three.  

Professional photographer Ken Davis recently lost his 2-year-old nephew, Weston Luke Guiltner, who died unexpectedly of unknown causes on Sept. 16. On Oct. 23, the family planted two trees at Lions Park in Norman to memorialize Weston, whom Davis described as a "typical little boy who loved to laugh, sing, play and jump around." 

Earlier this month, while visiting the park with family members, a particular leaf on one of the newly planted trees caught Davis' eye, and he snapped a picture. Later, Davis' brother "? and Weston's father "? pointed out that the leaf was shaped like a heart. 

The heart-shaped leaf photograph is available for purchase as a high-quality print, in a variety of sizes. Proceeds from its sale will be directed to the Weston Luke Memorial Fund, which was set up to to assist Weston's parents with outstanding hospital bills, funeral expenses and costs for a graveside headstone.  

Davis, who currently lives in Wichita, Kan., said the family chose to plant trees at Lions Park because Weston loved going there.  

"(The family) just really wanted something that would be a permanent fixture," he said. 

"?Natalie Burkey

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