September 24, 2010
Meet Calvin…one of the sweetest little boys you will ever meet. At his young age, he has gone through more than most will in a lifetime. He has had extended Children’s Hospital stays due to illness and surgeries, CAT scans, MRI’s, EEG’s, GI tests, muscle biopsy, and most recently a G-feeding tube.
Cal was recently diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease. While his future is uncertain, he has a magnetic personality that touches everyone he meets. I have been photographing Calvin’s siblings for years and Calvin since he was born. Each time I see this family, my heart fills up to the brim….what a family full of love.
Big brother Caiden and big sis Audrey are such good siblings. They look out for Calvin and are always making sure he is okay.
Mom is truly one of the most patient and amazing women I’ve ever met. Despite sleeping maybe an hour a night…she remains smiling, happy and grateful for another day. I keep up on Cal’s story through her Caring Bridge updates on the Internet. Each time I read her entries, I can’t help but be in awe of what strength it must take to deal with the daily struggles that face this family.
This tender moment was beautiful to witness….Dad is a pillar of strength for this family and totally adores his wife and kids.
When I just read the latest update on Calvin’s difficult week involving overnight stays at Children’s, I looked at this photo and said a little prayer that one day soon Calvin will again be running along side Caiden and Audrey.