You may recognize this family from a session we did in September. At that time their middle daughter S, now 5, was at the tail end of her treatment for Wilm’s Tumor, a form of childhood kidney cancer. This is an especially Merry Christmas for them because tests recently revealed S to be cancer free!
She has been collecting symbolic beads for various milestones along the course of her treatment, and today she showed me her “NED” bead. NED stands for No Evidence of Disease. The NED bead has become the centerpiece of a special Christmas ornament on the tree this year (and as I was driving home from their house, I was doing a mental head-slap for not photographing that ornament. Doh!).
The family ordered a 16x18 canvas gallery wrap wall portrait for their family room. It's displayed over their couch and has the family's mantra "Moment By Moment" along the wrap sides.
S is also one of the 2010 Ambassador Kids for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that raises funds for childhood cancer research. Check her out here!