I have some news to share as Sara Joy Photography is branching out a bit. This post is very important to me and I’m so excited to share my heart.
Since I had my own children, something in my heart grew extremely tender and sensitive to the subject of children battling cancer, or any type of life threatening disease. When I heard about these amazingly courageous children, I would cry and pray for them…always wishing there was more I could do.
Earlier this year, one of my friends’ sons was diagnosed with cancer…this hit close to home as their son is my daughter’s age. I just can’t imagine. As I’ve prayed and watched him fight bravely, I’ve continued to sense this longing in my heart for the opportunity to do more for families battling cancer.
One day I discovered Magic Hour Foundation…guess what they do??!! Provide professional photo sessions for families battling cancer…FOR FREE!! The amount of financial strain that is placed upon families battling cancer, along with the emotional and physical toll, is huge. Paying for family photos is probably low on the priority list. What a gift this organization is!!
Immediately I applied to be one of their photographers. I just knew in my heart this was the perfect fit for me. When I was accepted into this organization I was so honored and excited…anxious to serve. Then I received my first “match” and was blessed to meet Carter and his awesome family.
Carter has been battling cancer for the past 2.5 years and he still has 1 year left of his treatment plan. Carter is courageous. Carter is amazing. Carter is a hero to so many…but most of all his family. Meeting and photographing them was a true honor and highlight to my life. They were so fun, full of life and hope. I was blessed in so many ways.
SO…if you know someone battling cancer…please point them in the direction of Magic Hour for a complimentary photo session! Myself and other photographers are eager to serve and bless them with photos that will capture the gift of today.
OR…if you are a photographer interested in donating your time and talent to families battling cancer…check out Magic Hour’s website and apply…TODAY!! You will not regret it.
And now…meet courageous Carter and his amazing family! I just love them.
Carter. My new hero.
For every procedure Carter has endured, he adds a bead to this ongoing necklace…each bead represents chemo, spinal taps, shots, IV’s, x-rays…etc…the list goes on. Once I saw this, I realized I have nothing to complain about!
Carter’s amazing parents and sweet sisters are true examples of encouragement and support. Truly remarkable.
Thank you Magic Hour for the opportunity to enter into a world that moves my heart.