Sunday, July 17, 2011

{Faces of Hope}

I have several friends who are photographers. They are some awesome ladies with big, big hearts. Like me, they've only been taking pictures on a more serious nature for about a year or so. Unlike me, they are young! LOL

Anyway, when one of them approached me to ask if I would be interested in donating some time to take some pictures of children with cancer I was hesitant. I didn't know if it was something I could do. Anybody that knows my history knows that I have an especially hard time with children who are suffering.

So, I prayed about it. And I prayed some more. It became very, very clear that this was something I had to do. How could I NOT give pictures to families going through such hardship.

Heather Marshal at http://heathermarshallphotography.blogspot.com came up with the idea. Cherie Gilbertson and I were the other two photographers. We didn't have too many families, but we had just enough.

Here are some of my photos along with a little of their stories.

This is Noah's prayer:
"Dear Jesus,Thank you for today... Please help keep our friends & family safe & healthy. Please help keep the Leukemia out of my body and help all the kids at the hospital. In Jesus Name Amen...." Noah says that prayer every single night.
Noah loves his guitar (which I broke during this photo shoot...just the strings and he was very gracious about it....) and he loves his Toby Mac hat.  You can follow Noah's story at:  http://amyandnoah.blogspot.com/ 
From Faces of Hope


Then you have Gina, Valerie and Matt. Gina's oldest son, Kobe (I love, love, love his name!) has cancer but you'd never know it by his smile. This family has a lot of love going on! Valerie is a 20 something, beautiful young lady. Her BFF is her dog, Grace. The dog just about stole the show! She sure stole my heart! And Matt - he has Lymphoma and is a single dad. I couldn't get over the littlest ones eyes. You know I have a thing for eyes....
From Faces of Hope


And, finally, we have Little Scotty. Scotty is 3 years old. This is what dad wrote:
"Lil' Scotty was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma on April 1, 2011. Scotty is stage 4 high risk. He was born on April 16, 2008. Scotty is now 3 years old, and full of JOY! He likes music, sports, playing with Dad on the play ground. Scott has 3 sisters. Dominique, Jocelyn, and Mekala. Scotty has a very strong and great mother. Her name is Ceci.
Thank you for your Prayers
- Scott A. Fauber I"

From Faces of Hope

Every time you see their faces....pray. Pray for Hope. Pray for the Faces, known and unknown. Pray for a Cure.
Little Scotty was so tired after our photo shoot, but he kept smiling. He wanted snacks. He wanted to snuggle with his dad. He wants to grow up. 
Pray he does. 
Pray they all do. 
Pray.

In Him~
K


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