She says she misses the barbecue in his backyard, and the way she always saw him working in the garden.
She decided she would raise money in his honor to try to prevent other people from going through the same thing.
Terra Lesser, 17, and her family knew former Evergreen Newspapers publisher Brad Bradberry for years, and when he died of cancer in December, she wanted to remember him with acts that would benefit others.
"It makes me feel like I'm actually making a difference," Lesser said. "I"m hoping someday people won't have to go through it."