A couple of months ago I was thrilled to get a request to donate to an auction. This wasn’t ANY auction….it was an auction to raise money for a special needs little girl and the project was managed by a high school senior for her senior project. What a great idea for a senior project! I am delighted to report that at tonight’s auction over $10,000 was raised to go towards the cost of Annie’s medical and therapy bills.
Annie is a sweet little girl that suffered a seizure in the middle of the night due to undiagnosed Addison’s disease. It caused a hypoxic brain injury. The episode happened two years ago when Annie was just 3 1/2. This past year Annie is showing marvelous recovery and progress in her daily life. She has responded well to repetitive therapy, now able to scoot down the stairs. Other therapies will help Annie relearn to walk and talk, and the ability to eat real food. As you can imagine, therapies, medical bills, ect. are an enormous cost.
Last week I had the pleasure to meet and photograph Annie in my studio. Her mom brought along a stunning outfit that really shows off Annie’s cuteness! Here are a few of my favorite images. I just love her sweet little feet and the brightness in her smile. Those smiles of happiness arose when her mother made monkey noises… Annie just thought that was the best!