This is Fritz. He has retinoblastoma, a rare type of eye cancer that usually affects children under the age of six. Most aren’t even diagnosed until they are 1 or 2 years old. But this little fighter had a parent who had battled the same disease as a child; mom and dad knew there were hereditary risks and took a proactive stance early on. Fritz was diagnosed in utero and received his first chemo treatment within his first week of life.
He is now 10 months old. And full of joy.
He clearly loves his momma. And being tickled.
He was so laid back even with all of the outfit changes, new surroundings, and my maneuvering.
The little bear in this next image belongs to his daddy; he received it when he was a little boy battling retinoblastoma.
Such a precious, precious doll.
Thank you again, Jennifer, for allowing me to capture your precious little fighter! [To learn more about The Gold Hope Project, click HERE.]