Mary of 8.08 Photography is a Jacksonville Children’s Photographer located in Jacksonville, Florida. Mary creates modern classic images of birth, your newborns, and the families that love them. Serving Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine and surrounding NE Florida communities.
About a month ago I had the opportunity to spend a Saturday photographing a whole bunch of adorable kiddos as part of a fundraiser for a family going through what most of us would consider out worst nightmare. In May 2016 4 year old Addison was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. This sweet girl has been in and out of the hospital time and again over the past 9 months yet she and her family continue to have the brightest smiles and most amazing attitudes.
A little over a year ago I lost my best friend to cancer. Throughout her battle I would have given anything to take away the fear, the pain, the sickness…anything to help her and her family. Unfortunately, the reality is that nothing can take those things away. They’re part of the nasty ugly journey through cancer. What I did see through her battle though was that money made a difference. It didn’t make the cancer go away or the fear or the pain. However, it did help alleviate the stress of lost income, additional childcare needs, prepared meals, and healthcare costs not covered by insurance. The money that was sent to my friend and her family allowed them a certain amount of peace so that they could focus on the incredible task at hand.
If you have time today take a minute and get to know Addy and her amazing family. And if you have a few dollars to spare, consider joining them in the fight of their lives.
Here’s a little peek at all of the adorableness I got to be part of during 8.08 Photography’s fundraiser for Addy.