“We have been beyond blessed to have the opportunity to get to know the Wooten Family. Clay, Monique and their daughter Hazel have been through one of the hardest years of their lives, and yet the joy you see in their faces would never have you guessing this. In February 2011, Clay was diagnosed with stage 4 Lymphoma Cancer. Being three years into marriage with Monique and adapting to life with their beautiful newborn daughter Hazel, cancer seemed to be the farthest thing from his mind as he got the pain in his lower abdomen examined. Once the diagnose came back showing Lymphoma, the Wooten’s began to quickly look into treatment options. Clay’s cancer was so progressed that he qualified to be a part of a trial chemotherapy test. During the next couple of months of chemotherapy treatment, Monique was a constant encouragement to him and an amazing woman of strength as she poured her life into being there to care for Clay and being a constant mother to Hazel. One of the hardest parts of going through treatment was that Clay was not able to be with or hold Hazel because he could catch an infection easily in his condition that could be fatal. As the months of treatment progressed, the tests began to come back cleaner and better. As of late this summer, Clay is in full remission from his cancer. This family’s grounded faith in the Lord is amazing and they say it is what kept them going through the hardest times. Clay has been forever changed and looks at life with new purpose and meaning. His words are truly an inspiration as they make us look beyond our minimal every day struggles and see what blessings we are surround by. We were reminded to treasure our families and loved ones, to be thankful for our health and to take life a day at a time.” – Written by Fotocrew Chief Katie Norris
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Cinematography by: Jonathon Link
Photography by: Katie Norris
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43: 2-3