I love the editorial component of my work. It allows me to bring the visual part of a story to life through photographs. Typically I'm out in the community photographing events with feature style imagery. Today I got to go have a personal visit with young Max who is battling leukemia. His diagnosis demanded a long stay down in Boston Children's Hospital earlier this year with his family by his side. While he still has treatments and doctors visits ahead his prognosis is good.
Today he was all smiles as he welcomed us to sit on the couch with him and listen to his story.
A sweet young boy recalling the tall buildings in Boston that he could see from his hospital room.
His best buddy "D" coming to visit him every week while he was in the hospital...along with so many other family members and friends.
Max shared a very special video made by the Laconia Fire Department in his honor. Even though he has probably watched this video hundreds of times. His delight was evident as he shared it with us during our visit.
Our community is a "helping hands" community. Folks see a need and help out in any way they are able. Our family has been the recipient of this generosity and care from our community. I can relate to the Gagnon family when they express the feeling of being "overwhelmed" with all the love and support being given through Max's treatment. I join along in wishing Max a speedy recovery with more happy days ahead.