In 2010, Bryan and Joli Shaw welcomed their third son, Griffin. Following his birth, the Shaws quickly realized that Griffin was not meeting the normal milestones of a growing child. Although doctors were unable to give him a specific diagnosis, Griffin was not expected to ever walk or talk. Despite these challenges, Griffin worked hard to […]
In February, Northwest Bible Church approached Fotolanthropy to document the story of the Shaw family, who lost their five-year-old son Griffin in a drowning accident last summer. We knew this would be different than most of our other Fotolanthropy stories and felt a heavy responsibility to tell this story well. Although Griffin had special needs […]
“The saddest thing in life to see is potential in someone that’s never realized.” Tom Landis, Owner – Howdy Homemade Following a challenging season in life, Tom Landis received two gifts: legendary Alabama football coach Gene Stallings’ book Another Season, and an ice cream maker. These two seemingly unrelated gifts would not only be the inspiration for […]
In this new blog series, we’re checking in with several of our past Fotolanthropy recipients to find out what’s new! In the Fotolanthropy Film “Unexpected Joy”, The Dallas Fotolanthropy Team documented the story of Paul and Becky’s son, Titus. Already having four sons, Becky’s pregnancy seemed no different, But soon after Titus was born the doctor’s reports […]
For parents of the every one in 68 children born with autism, it is a scenario all too familiar. A seemingly normal toddler slowly begins to exhibit different behaviors that increase over time. Parents Seth and Melanie, processed the diagnosis of their son William in two very different ways. But it was Seth’s rally to become his son’s biggest advocate that has impacted not only the Fowler family, but families all over the world dealing with autism.
When an ultrasound revealed that their daughter had extra fluid in her brain creating an enlarged head, doctors told Dean and Susan that Ella would likely not live. But refusing to leave any possibility unexplored, Ella would not only live – but thrive!
Becky’s third pregnancy seemed perfectly normal. But as soon as Titus was born, the list of disabilities doctors began to name to her and husband Paul seemed to grow longer by the hour. Yet in the midst of constant uncertainty, the Daily family has discovered Titus has so much to teach them about the unexpected joy found in life’s challenges.