Little Mother's Gifts of Grace was able to gift another little girl with a special photo session last week. Angel is the recipient of this months session, and she is amazing.
At five years old Angel knows who she is and what she wants! She entered the studio and went right to the toy basket! Full of questions and a contagious grin. She loves pink and sparkles, and according to her momma dances around the hospital like a ballerina when she goes in for her treatments.
Angel's diagnosis is Wilms Tumor. This is a childhood cancer only affecting children ages 2-5, and affects the kidneys. Once Angel beats this tumor (which her parents hope is very soon) she will not be able to get it again. However, because she has undergone chemo therapy, her system is at risk for other cancers as she grows.
Angel went in for what they hope is her last Chemo the day after her session. So we were so glad to be able to give her a fun day before her appointment. (Update: since I wrote the first draft of this blog, Angel got to ring the bell for finishing her las Chemo, and is in remission!)
Angles mother was so excited to bring her daughter in for the Little Mothers Gifts of Grace session, she said, "Angel loves girly things, pink and sparkles!" Her make up on and a fluffy pink tutu gracing her little self she rocked her session. Alternating between singing, dancing, and posing Angel is a triple threat!
Angel's mom was so happy to share with me several other organizations that help area children and families of children who are dealing with childhood cancers. One of their most memorable adventures was family camp, at Camp Rainbow, a summer camp staffed by doctors and nurses! The entire family was able to go and have a normal camp experience!
Here is Miss Angel and her beautiful smile, folks this little lady is beautiful!
Kandi Woessner is a momma to three, wife to one amazing man, photographer to many. She loves capturing the bitter sweetness of pregnancy, birth, and infancy. Kandi lives in St. James, works in Rolla, but will travel to the surrounding areas to photograph as well.