As a child I spent every day that I can remember at my grandparent's house. I had the rare opportunity to live right next door. I'll never forget pancakes every morning, playing tic tac toe at the end of the driveway as we waited for the bus, and her gum drop cookies (which I hated, but I loved her too much to not eat them). What isn't so clear is when we were first told Grandma had breast cancer, or when it came back, by the time it had spread I was old enough to know what that meant. It seemed like she fought forever. One thing I know is that no one fights cancer on their own, it becomes part of each member in the family, they might not have to do the hard part but, they each have their own little fight against cancer.
For years I have had the idea of offering free sessions for families affected by breast cancer. I knew I wanted it to be in the month of October for breast cancer awareness month.
Thanks to a mutual friend Kristy and her family took me up on my offer. I loved this session. The kids were full of energy and ideas and each shot shows that.
A couple of weeks ago I got the most exciting email from Kristy saying she had completed her treatment and the whole family was getting together to celebrate. She asked if I was willing to come document the celebration. I had already booked two sessions for the day of the ceremony but I knew I wouldn't miss it. Not long after my morning session rescheduled and it was meant to be.
Kristy you already know it but seeing all the people who came out to celebrate with you it's obvious you have an amazing support system. So many people who love you and your family. Congratulations on becoming a survivor, you are blessed beyond words! I can't wait to see what the rest of your story has in store.