A lot of you might remember Walker. He is the brave little boy that I have photographed last year. He was diagnosed with malignant Rhabdoid Tumor on September 11, 2009. I photographed him shortly after he was diagnosed and due to the enormous amounts of emails from people that saw his pictures and before that, Kate McRae’s picture that Tiny Sparrow Foundation was born. A foundation dedicated to providing lasting memories through the beautiful art of photography to the families with children who are facing life threatening illnesses. He sure is an inspiration to me and to so many other people
I got to photograph Walker again a couple of weeks ago. Walker just finished all his chemo treatments and after a long and hard year of treatment his scans came back with very positive news and that is that the tumor is completely gone. You can read more of his story on his Caring Bridge site. Walker’s hair is starting to come in and along with the hair all those cute smiles and amazing personality are starting to shine through. We had an amazing evening with Walker and as you can see from most of the pictures he had this specific face he was making not sure if that was a sign that he like me or that he really wished I would go away and not take his pictures anymore.
The favorite part of the evening was Walker in his daddy’s arms going up, up, up all the way to the sky. He loved, loved to be have his daddy throw him up in the air and just wanted more and more. I am so blessed to be able to see this little miracle go through all the chemo with so very little side effects and now with everything behind to start being the little busy boy he likes to be. Thank you Missy and Chad for a wonderful afternoon. Enjoy the pictures!