By now this beautiful family needs no introduction – I’m sure you recognize these sweet faces! The last time we met for pictures, we were celebrating the end of another round of chemo for Lainey. What I could never have expected was the message from Kelly just a few weeks later telling me that she’d been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Talk about a gut punch. I cannot even begin to imagine. But to no one’s surprise, she took this news with grace, dignity and a resolve to once again kick cancer’s behind! Not only that, but they’ve funneled all that love and energy into a non-profit called Love Is Louder Than Cancer, working tirelessly to raise money that goes to help other families who are also fighting cancer. We should all be so proactive while deep in the trenches of our own battlefield(s). I’m in awe of Kelly’s strength in the face of 2 cancer diagnoses. But she’ll be the first to tell you she draws deeply from the unwavering support of her wonderful husband, Dave, and the incredible community of support that has grown around this family.
So today’s pictures were also a celebration of the end of another round of chemo, only this time it was Kelly’s. She’s got a very tough surgery ahead of her and a long road to recovery, but I have no doubt she’ll come through the other side swinging and fighting for other families just like hers. Wishing her the best of luck, and hope you’ll send up a prayer or two for Kelly, Dave, Avery and Lainey!