It was nine years ago that Continental flight 3407 crashed into a home in Clarence Center, killing all 49 on board and one person on the ground.
One of those victims was Susan Wehle, a music teacher who impacted the life of Alexa Zappia of Williamsville.
"People come into your life for a reason," Zappia said.
Zappia was 12-years-old when she lost her mentor. She has since created a powerful movement in her memory.
It's called Rocks of Unity. Zappia holds workshops to empower people of all ages by spreading kindness and celebrating differences.
In these workshops participants use markers to decorate rocks reflecting their personality.
The entire mission of the initiative is to turn the life-changing experience of losing a loved one into one that doesn't divide but unites.
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