This was a very special family portrait session. I was contacted by Quiet Strength and asked if I would provide a portrait session for a family in our community. Quiet Strength is a non profit dedicated to providing the gift of family portraits to families with a child diagnosed with a terminal illness. This adorable 7 year old boy was diagnosed with one of the cruelest childhood cancers known. He has a brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma or DIPG. This tumor is considered fatal on diagnosis. Only 10% of children diagnosed with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis. Less that 1% will survive for 5 years. The median survival time for kids diagnosed with the disease is nine months from diagnosis. L J was first diagnosed in April 2017.
Even though he was not feeling great, he did his best to give me some smiles. I think he enjoyed the marshmallow fight! Such a sweet family! I was honored to create L.J.’s legacy portraits. If you would like to follow his brave battle check out his Facebook page: Prayers for LJ Tucker