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. Yet Griffin worked hard to defy […]
Inspiring True Stories
This Christmas season, Fotolanthropy is excited to team up with KiddNation and KissFM for their annual “Breaking and Entering” Holiday surprise! Each year, the crew at the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Show chooses deserving families, and – with the help of their family and friends -“breaks” into their home to surprise them with everything from […]
Today we are celebrating five years of capturing inspiring true stories here at Fotolanthropy. It’s been an amazing first chapter. It all started with our very first story of “Baby Jamsie” in 2011 and it is so humbling to look back on the experiences we’ve had the opportunity to be a part of that we […]
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 […]
“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 […]
“I am so excited to share his story! Truly life changing!!!” “Thank you for this inspirational movie – my mom passed away from ALS and her faith, like John’s, was a great source of comfort and strength. I encourage everyone to see this powerful film!” Our thanks to everyone who attended our screening of The Luckiest […]
When successful businessman John Paine was diagnosed with ALS 15 years ago, he thought he had lost it all. However, in the midst of the painful physical deterioration of ALS, John discovered a transformation beyond anything he could have imagined. A story of hope beyond circumstances, John Paine learned to lean into God and in […]
It’s been an honor to work with some incredibly inspiring people with the work that we do at Fotolanthropy. This Christmas season, I had the opportunity to meet Memphis Lafferty, and he is someone I will never forget. This courageous 10 year old was diagnosed with Bacterial Meningitis on May 6, 2006 at only six […]
Thank you to everyone for all your incredible support for our Fotolanthropy premiere of The Luckiest Man. We are humbled by the enthusiasm shown for the film and for the Paine family last week, and continue to be amazed how John’s story and testimony have impacted so many lives already. Last Thursday was truly a memorable experience. We had […]
Official Trailer & Premiere Event We are excited to share with you the trailer for Fotolanthropy’s latest feature documentary, The Luckiest Man. When successful businessman John Paine was diagnosed with ALS 15 years ago, he thought he had lost it all. However, in the midst of the painful physical deterioration of ALS, John discovered a […]
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.
“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.