Sonya Stone is an on location photographer in Western North Carolina specializing in portraits of all kinds, especially children and families. You can see more of her work and find information about booking a session at her web site...www.sonyastone.com.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I love my job...

As promised, here is one of the wonderful families I met through my holiday giveaway. If I didn't know better, I would never have guessed the turmoil this family went through over the past 6 months. This active, adorable little boy was fine one day and then woke up the next day stumbling. By the following day, he was almost completely unable to walk unassisted. The doctors couldn't find an answer to this rapid decline and it continued for months. It wasn't until the parents found a doctor in IL who was treating children with a condition called OMS that they found an answer. A week after beginning treatment, there was a dramatic improvement in his condition. And now he is a running, jumping, playing little firecracker.

This is Walter and his family. You can read more about his story and OMS on his web site: www.walterthomas.org. His improvement is the good news, the bad news it the insurance company is denying the claims for Walter's treatments...to the tune of $300,000. Please consider donating to help Walter and his family. It's your turn to share the spirit of giving.





6 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

Beautiful! You rock mama! (Both for the photos and helping/giving to this family!)

KaeLee.Denise said...

AWESOME!

skiluver79 said...

Thank You Thank You. You made us feel so special. You were wonderfully patient with our little firecracker. I love the photos!!!! You have a wonderful gift and brought joy to our lives

skiluver79 said...

Oh!!! Sonya this is the most wonderful gift!!! You made us feel so special. We had so much fun that day and you were so patient with our little firecracker, which I might say we enjoy every little moment of his naughtiness compared to where we were 6 months ago.

Ginger said...

Thank you so much!!! This little firecracker is my nephew who I have not been able to see for 5+ months. We are not allowed to visit due to the fragile nature of Walter's immune system right now. THANK YOU for these pictures!!!

Sonya said...

yay! so glad you guys liked the images!