Pray for Ava in her fight with Cancer!
Late last year, my heart dropped when my friends Anna & Mike shared the news that their daughter Ella Joy had been diagnosed with cancer…I reached out and had them come in for a few family photos before they began chemotherapy. (Ella Joy Photos) Shortly after, my friends Esther & Mike had also found out that their 5 year old daughter, Ava, had been diagnosed with leukemia. =(
Due to the immediate treatment necessary, we weren’t able to get Ava into my Chicago photography studio until a couple days ago. It’s been a long journey for Ava and her family…but we are praying that tomorrow Ava’s biopsy would reveal <.01>So as you peruse these images of precious Ava, please lift up a prayer for them!
You can read a great summary written of their story & the need for bone marrow donors on KoreAm blog – Read the article!
Esther & Mike also have a blog where they write out their honest thoughts & reflections – Read the latest post!
If you haven’t registered to be a bone marrow donor, please consider it! You can help save a child’s life! I’ve been on the bone marrow donor registry for the past 5 years or so- for more info: bethematch.org
10 years ago I attended a large church in Champaign, IL, Covenant Fellowship Church during undergrad and the 4 years after that. There I had developed a deep sense of community with so many people. Many of them have supported my small business as a Chicago wedding and family photographer! So if you are reading this and you come from CFC…please know…I photographed Ava, Esther, Mike & lil Gwen with all the love and prayer that they feel from our CFC community!
Who’s being goofy!
She has such a wonderful smile and laugh and I think it translates through the photo!
When I posed Ava like this…she said, “I have never sat like this in my WHOLE LIFE!” =)
A mommy + daughter photo! I think Mommy is her favorite! =)
Daddy + daughter picture! For those that don’t know…Ava likes to nibble on her daddy’s ear!!! =)
Ava, Esther, Mike & Gwen…our prayers go with you as you continue your fight against cancer! I hope these photos bring a smile to you all! And do know that your friends and family care for you so much and we are praying for you!
your Chicago family photographer,