This year I will once again be offering a spring mini session, however the details are different. I am joining up with Mark Leonard Imaging to offer mini sessions a fundraiser for Team Angel. ALL proceeds from these mini shoots will go directly to Team Angel.
Here is Angel’s story (as told on his Facebook page, which you can “like”).
“Angel was born prematurely weighing 1lb 7oz. Most of his small intestines were removed in the first weeks of life creating the need for an alternate form of IV nutrition called TPN. Angel was adopted by his parents when he was 3 years old. In July of 2008 at 8 years old he underwent a liver, small intestine and pancreas transplant as a result of liver failure from TPN. In October of 2009 his transplanted small intestine went into rejection and was removed 2 months later – requiring him to be on TPN again.
In the last 2 years, Angel has had some very good days, weeks, and months. But he has also seen days and months filled with pain and suffering.
At this time Angel is dealing with various complications from his first transplant as well as damage to the transplanted liver as a result of TPN. He has severe portal hypertension (blood pressure in/around the liver) that is requiring dilation of the vessels around the liver, painful ulcerative colitis of the large intestine resulting in loss of blood and requiring blood transfusions, a damaged heart, and failing kidneys.
February 4th, 2012, Angel went into full cardiac arrest and required CPR at our home. He had a virus and a cough and his immune compromised body could not handle it and went into septic shock. He was on the high frequency oscillating ventilator for a few days and in very critical condition. Within a few days he was moved to the “conventional” vent and extubated a few days later. He came through with what seems to be 100% mental status and is recovering but the crisis put his liver into end stage failure. He is listed with the highest possible score for transplant at this time. He will need the transplant in the next few months to survive.
Angel is a fighter. He has a lust for life and wakes each day with purpose and fervor. He is a kindhearted and fun little boy who is always happy. He is an imaginative boy who loves Star Wars (Clone Wars), video games, action figures, Praise/Worship music, and comedy. He loves to laugh and often uses laughter to relieve stressful situations.”
Please join us in helping this family. All proceeds will be donated directly to Team Angel. If you would like to simply donate, you can do so on Pay Pal by clicking this link.
The mini sessions will take place in 20 minute time slots on Saturday April 24th from 8:00am-11:00am. You will be provided with a disc with 10 images available for pickup on Tuesday April 3rd to allow time for printing Easter cards/gifts, etc.
Please contact me now to reserve your time slot.