Fotolanthropy is so excited to introduce you to Selwa Mitchell: a woman built of strength, grace and determination. After being diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at age three, Selwa learned that life is truly a day-by-day, moment-by-moment gift. Not only has she defied the odds of this disease, but she has chosen to follow God’s lead […]
“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 […]
Photography by Fotocrew member Jared Rey. It was the start of a new school year. A first grade classroom coming back to life with the chatter of students excited to see their friends again after another hot Texas summer. A playground once again filled with busy imaginations and little voices. But this school year would be different for the […]
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.
“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.
Following a miscarriage of her first pregnancy, Lindsey and husband Beto were overjoyed to welcome son Beckham. Even in the midst of Beckham’s diagnosis with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) and the devastating news he would be unable to undergo a heart transplant, the hearts of the entire Moreno family grew exponentially with each precious beat of Beckham’s.
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.
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.