I've photographed Abby the first time in 2005 after she had her first tumor removed. She is now 4 and unfortunately it has come back. Please go to her website and help out if you can. She's such a wonderful child and I want to help this family out all that I can.
from her mother: In a nutshell: She had a malignant brain tumor the size of a tangerine at 18-months of age. She had it surgically removed followed by radiation to the area where to tumor was. She has done amazingly well. Two and a half years later ( March 3, 2008) the tumor has recurred in a different area of her brain. Because there are few successful treatments for this type of brain tumor when it recurs, we are doing a phase 2 clinical trial with two different medications (chemo and an anti-tumor drug). She just had her 1st course of both drugs on 4-11-08. She's a polite and delightful 4 year old that we feel honored to be the parents of.
Another sleepy little guy, and so fun to photograph. Slept in everything we put him in, and didn't even poo on my wool! Yeah for that. Had a blast with you Jo, you are a sweetheart! Your little Jayson is so handsome and so loved! I just love seeing that in mommies and makes me love my little guys even more!
of course have to end with a smile. He was a hoot, and we just had to talk to him a little and say his name and he got the biggest smile on his face. Such a joy!