“I see two mommies and two daddies,” 9-year-old Bayleigh told her parents in 2006. After scans revealed a brain tumor, Bayleigh would begin years of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgeries at Children’s Hospital in Alabama. Now a high-schooler, see how the winner of our inspiring teen Fotolanthropy Film contest has learned to dance in the rain.
“Adoption and missions were for ‘those people.’ Radicals. People who always had a ‘heart for the nations.’ That wasn’t me,” remembers Wynn. But through the heartache of infertility and researching other options, Wynn and Stephen discovered God’s perfect plan for their family would take them on a radical journey that ruined them in the most glorious way forever.
Please join Fotolanthropy tomorrow as we celebrate Travis is alive day and release the NEW TRAILER for Travis: A Soldier’s Story!
On his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, SSG Travis Mills was critically injured on April 10, 2012 by an IED while on patrol. Due to the explosion, SSG Mills lost portions of both legs and both arms but he did not lose his spirit.
On September 3, 2011 Beth and Mark welcomed son William, the perfect little brother for sister Charolette. But just one month following William’s birth, a series of trips to the hospital, testing, and meetings with doctors would reveal that he had SMA Type 1 – a muscle disease for which there is little treatment and no cure. As Beth and Mark ventured into the unknown for William’s future and a life of living in hospitals, they learned to value the incredible blessing of each new day.
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.
Settling into life as new parents to daughter Hazel, Clay and Monique’s life took a sudden turn when Clay started experiencing pain in his lower abdomen. Fighting for his life and unable to even hold Hazel in his arms, Clay’s courageous battle with stage 4 lymphoma would make the road ahead unclear and test his faith in an unimaginable way.
In September of 2011, the Bastrop, TX fires destroyed more than 1,600 homes and burned over 34,000 acres. When Cody, Melinda, and their two children evacuated their home, they had no idea what they would return to; but they would soon find that God’s beauty can be found even in the ashes of life’s most challenging trials.
In respect for Matthew and Kara, I wanted to wait a while to write all that I have learned through meeting their son baby James for just one hour and the story leading up to Fotolanthopy. They have written inspiring and impactful words that can be found on their blog if you click here jamescamdensikes.blogspot.com I […]
Our very first Fotolanthropy story began with a simple phone call from a young mother, requesting a few family portraits with her husband and 8-month-old son at Children’s Hospital in Dallas. This story that started it all made us realize just how precious our photographs can really be.