NAPLES, Fla.- Lindsey Meeks' business, Duck Tape Creations, took off online five months ago. It was just what she needed after losing her mother Patty to cancer.
"As silly as it may sound, duct tape gave me my peace back," said Meeks.
It also gave her inspiration. With her profit, all she wanted was a bench near the beach dedicated to her mother. Her business was slow and steady. But two days shy of the anniversary of her mom's death, it's finally paying off.
She and her friends will have a dedication ceremony tonight honoring her mother and everyone else who made it possible.
"The best feeling in the world to know there's a spot in Naples with her name on it. Meant for her, everyone can come and enjoy. it's a happy place, a peaceful place, the kids can come and play, come picnic."
But Meeks' story doesn't end with her mom's bench. She also started a non-profit called "Present from Patty." She sends out care packages, made of duct tape of course, to women living with cancer. One small gesture that she knows would make her mother proud.
"She's my right hand girl. Anyone I meet, anyone I have to extend my hand and shake my hand, she's right there with me," says Meeks.
"I really truly believe she's lighting up the heavens right now with her smile she's so proud."