Photography by Fotocrew member Megan Luckie. Doug and Kasey welcomed their first child, Will, in December of 2011. Like all parents, they celebrated as Will passed each normal milestone in his first year, becoming a sweet and loving little boy. Although Will’s growth began to level off around his first birthday, doctors assured the Wolebens […]
At just 11-years-old Kevin was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in one of his legs. Following extensive surgery – including a knee replacement and titanium rod being placed in his leg – chemotherapy and nearly a year in a wheelchair, Kevin was declared cancer-free. But the Yang family would quickly discover their battle against cancer had only just begun and learn to lean on the reason for their hope.
In this new blog series, we check in with several of our past Fotolanthropy recipients and their Fotocrew members. In the Fotolanthropy Film “A Gray Faith”, photographer Taylor Lord and cinematographer Claire Huntsberger captured some of the final precious moments for the Heard family, as young father and author Andrew Heard succumbed to his battle with […]
When Leslie discovered she was expecting a baby girl with dwarfism, a birth defect extremely rare for parents of average height, she feared the road both her and her daughter would traverse alone. But one day a trip with her son to the pediatrician, would lead Leslie – and Lilah – to the exact friendship they needed.
When Sarah and Trey were told there was only a 0.1% chance of them ever conceiving a child, this young couple wondered if their dreams of having a family would ever come true. When baby William was born in 2013, not only was he celebrated as a miracle, but the faithful timing of this little blessing would become the motivation and inspiration for Trey’s mother Nancy’s battle of her own.
When father and husband Andrew learned his second battle with cancer would be terminal, he didn’t shrink back from sharing his incredible faith in life’s gray areas through his blog and book-writing. As we captured Andrew’s final days with his family at home, we saw just how certainly Andrew’s message and story would live on through his wife Bailey and daughter Ellie.
Each year approximately 1,500 children are born with spina bifida, a birth defect affecting the spine. But at 28, photography-lover David doesn’t let this condition and being confined to a wheelchair hold him back from experiencing life to the fullest.
Kerri and her family were just about to celebrate her youngest child’s first birthday, when Kerri suddenly lost consciousness and had a seizure. Just days later she was told she had stage 3 brain cancer and only three years to live. But Kerri refused to give up the fight for her family and for her life.
Following the loss of her husband LCDR Dale due to the CG 6535 helicopter accident, Teresa found herself the single mother of two boys. As they continue to navigate the waters of grief, Teresea and her sons Evan and Emmett chose a special way to remember their heroic husband and father.
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!
As Jaci pulled up to her son Sam’s baseball practice, she opened the rear door of her car to find her toddler Daniel limp and blue. After being rushed to the ICU at Children’s Hospital in Dallas, doctors discovered Daniel had pulmonary hypertension and would possibly not make it through the night. But the fighting spirit of this little boy would prove an inspiration to his mother and everyone who meets him.
All week we have been sharing such incredible stories of amazing teens. We have decided to wait until Monday to announce the winner of the Teen Fotostory on Monday. We would love to hear from all our readers by commenting below. Also we would love for you to tell us on our Facebook page Which […]