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November 6, 2015

#dominicstrong

… thinking of a special little dude today.
Actually, I think of him most days.  He changed my life in all kinds of ways when I was given the opportunity to document his life on two occasions.
Those two occasions altered my approach to photos.  And the reason behind why I take photos for families.

I took these images just after his celebration of life last month.
I took them to save and look at down the road… on dreary day? or a sad day?  or a sunny, happy, jump up and kick my feet kind of day.  He'd really like the jump up and kick his feet kind of day.  I know he would.

These flowers remind me to be thankful for health and never take it for granted.  We really just never know.

Pretty flowers have a life cycle too, we all do.  It's ok to know this.
These just remind me of that day, it was a day to celebrate life and friends, and prayer, and all things that make us come together.
Dom's life touch so many people in all kinds of ways.  You didn't even need to know him to love him.

He wasn't quite 3.


Tomorrow his parents SHAVE THEIR HEADS.
You see, there was an online auction that ended not even a week ago to support EXTRA LIFE, a donation as a part of support for the Alberta Children's hospital.
This auction raised over $8,100!

Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $14 million for local CMN hospitals.

Dom's Mom and Dad and a good friend promised to shave their heads if money goals were met.
Goals have indeed been met and blown away… still going strong actually.
The tally right now has surpassed $41,000 for the events that have taken place (including the auction)!

$41,000!!!!!

Dom's Mom promised to shave her head at $20, 000.
CHECK!!
Close family friends (all of them) promised to shave their heads at $30, 000.
CHECK CHECK!!
Dom's Dad promised to wax his back at $45, 000.  He is already bald.  HA!
Who knows what the tally will be at tomorrow?!

It seriously takes a village to parent.
It has been such an honour to be a part of a generous group of individuals.
I am really proud to be a part of #dominicstrong.

Tomorrow and always, I will be thinking of them all… especially you Dom!!!

#dominicstrong

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