Over a year ago at the BC Lupus Society’s 2015 Lupus Gala Vancouver, M was the successful bidder on a gift certificate for a family photo shoot that I donated. She was expecting her second child at the time so wanted to wait until her baby was born before we set a date. Of course as often happens when new babies arrive, sometimes the best laid plans fall to the side in the busyness of life.
So when I ran into M and her hubby again at the 2016 Gala, we agreed it was time to get those family shots done. But as we emailed back and forth figuring out a date, M shared that she was recently diagnosed with colon cancer…and she wanted, in her words, “to capture this stressful and scary moment and turn it into something beautiful.”
I couldn’t agree more, M. What an honour and privilege to be part of this meaningful moment.