the secret of weathering storms that come your way

Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing the sweetest little boy for the Gold Hope Project.

© Tina Vega Photography

I shared a bit about Fritz and his journey with cancer in this post HERE.  What I hadn’t mentioned was that Fritz has a sister who is very, very ill herself.  Her name is Scarlet and she was born with an extremely rare genetic mutation called Schinzel-Giedion syndrome.

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Scarlet’s mom and dad want to provide a home for her without restrictions.  She is bound to a wheelchair and requires a great deal of extra care.  There will be a fundraiser in Scarlet’s honor on June 2, 2013 at the Mediterranean Cruise Cafe in Burnsville to help make much needed changes to their home.

Which, by the way, I had the pleasure of visiting this weekend.

I can hardly wait to share the images I captured of this beautiful family and precious little girl.  And I will soon, but wanted to give everyone more than one opportunity to make a difference in this family.  So Scarlet’s session will be getting extra coverage.  🙂

© Tina Vega Photography

Scarlet can’t run or play, in fact she is unable to even move on her own.  When I asked her momma to share something special about her daughter, she told me simply “she is magical.”  When Jenny looks at her daughter, she sees her spirit – running, playing, and free of the physical limitations.  Her parents have even created that sense of magic and wonder in the details of Scarlet’s room, which you will see when I post the full session later.

Until then, please BLESS THIS FAMILY by way of their fundraising page HERE and follow their FB benefit page by clicking HERE.  Because when others help carry the load, the burden becomes easier to bear.  The secret to weathering any of life’s storms lies in the sweet blessings that sprinkle in between downpours.

[Click HERE for one more image with Scarlet and HERE for the full session post!]

Cindy Faust - April 23, 2013 - 12:21 pm

I am Jenny’s mom. You do beautiful work. In fact it brought tears to my eyes. I can’t wait to see what you have next. Thank you for all that you are doing to help Fritz and Scarlet and Jen and Tom.

Cindy Faust

Tina - April 23, 2013 - 3:43 pm

Hi Cindy – Thank you so much for your comment; I saved your contact information but didn’t allow it to post or you would likely be bombarded with spam! It is my joy and honor to do what I can to help and I pray others feel compelled to do the same. I’ll have more images to share soon!!!

Pam Wagner - May 3, 2013 - 11:36 pm

Hi Tina Thank You so much for everything you have done for Tom and Jenny and kids. Your pictures and words touch our Hearts. God Bless You Pam(Toms Mom)

Tina - May 4, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Thank you for those sweet words, Pam. I have been touched by their story and what I see when I’m around them; I want others to see and feel what I do! It has truly been an honor.

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