WALES, NY - A local family has turned the loss of their 9-year-old daughter into a way to help other local children honor her life.

The Butterfly Foundation was born from the death of 9-year-old Katie Durkin, who was killed in a head-on collision on Two Rod Road in Wales in July of 2015.

On Saturday, the group celebrated the grand opening of a $425,000 athletic park and dedication of a memorial in the Town of Wales.