As some of you may know, I am not only a photographer. Part time I am also a Registered Nurse and so I have the heart and the stomach for difficult stories as I have seen so very many of them. I decided months back as I made the transition to become a full time photographer, that I wanted to give back to those that are in need of photography services and because of situations that they are in – be it medical or financial, they couldn’t afford the luxury item. Also, it makes it uuber more difficult when your little one is in the hospital and isn’t going to be discharged any time soon.
This is the case with my new friend Maxwell. This little one is truly a miracle. On a routine “well” visit to the doctor is was discovered that this little precious one had leukemia and upon further investigation it was a rare form. He was rushed to Duke Hospital from the pediatricians office and at the time of our meeting, he had been in the hospital for over a month and wasn’t anticipated to be discharged until at least March. He was to undergo many therapies and treaments as well as eventually a cord blood transplant.
It’s a lot for a little baby to handle and a family to handle especially when you have an older child as well. Mom and Dad for Maxwell had been taking shifts at the hospital and their lives outside of Maxwell’s illness has essentitally been placed on hold.
I was beyond thrilled to be able to give this gift to this precious family and pray daily for healing and strength for this little boy and his family. I want to share with you my very first Capturing Hopes photo session and please consider donating to this fantastic organization if you can.