WILLIAMSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - The McCroy family lost Isabella Marie to brain cancer on December 26, 2010. On the one year anniversary of her death, the family released balloons in her honor.
Four months later, the floating memorial landed in Canada.
The family stood in a field in Eastgate and released balloons and a photo of baby Isabella, along with a note. The memorial traveled northeast, past the Great Lakes, across the U.S.-Canada border, and finally came to rest at a remote fishing camp on Lake Pentecote in the remote northeast corner of Quebec, Canada.
The fisherman sent the family a photo of the exact spot where they found the balloon on the frozen lake and another with one of them holding the photo.
"This was just so awesome. It was incredible," said Lori Edminster, Isabella's mother.
"She's in our hearts every day," said Isabella's father, Ray McCroy. "Not a day goes by that we don't forget about her."
Edminister said the fishermen, Ferdinand, Pierre and Denis are now friends of the family and they are staying in touch. For the second anniversary of the baby's death, Edminster said she plans to buy more balloons, attach another photo and see where Isabella takes them this time.