Jan 7, 2012

survivor | Casper, WY Family Photographer

Im trying to blog less images in order to get caught up but I had to do more of this session. I've had a crappy week but this post really puts things into perspective about what's really important.

This is Oakley and he is AWESOME. A year and a half ago he was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma Cancer ( Cancer that forms in the soft tissues in a type of muscle called striated muscle. Rhabdomyosarcoma can occur anywhere in the body).

He did over a year of chemo and 6 weeks of radiation and Im so happy to say that he's been in full remission for 5months!!!!

He still has some esophageal issues caused by the radiation (thus the feeding tube) but he is a ROCKSTAR!

And so is his mom. She has become one of my dear friends and is amazing. All of Oakley's treatments were in SLC and she continues to head back and forth with him all the time. She was pregnant / had a newborn plus 2 other kids through all of Oakley's chemo in another city... can you even imagine? Her attitude and spirit is inspirational, she never complains. In fact, she's the first one to text me to see if I need anything when Im having a bad day.

Im so thankful Oakley was strong enough to finally do this session... even though it was sprinkling rain the entire time!

And I think they have the coolest names EVER. Harley, Oakley, Maverick and Rowdy.