This is my nephew Adler. This March he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Doctors found a stage 3 Wilms tumor. Since then he has been through surgery to remove the tumor, radiation, and is currently undergoing weekly chemo treatments. Adler is just 7 years old. He is one of the sweetest kids there is and I adore him and his family. This photograph was taken the day before Easter – his parents asked me to photograph him before he lost his hair. I was so grateful for the opportunity to capture him on a day where he was feeling OK. We explored the park together, and I tried to just capture Adler being himself. He has had several rough weeks since then, and all of his hair is gone now. He has a long fight still ahead and could use all the prayers you can spare. Love you Adler!
If you would like to read more about Adler and his family, my sister-in-law Sara has the most beautiful blog. She truly has a gift for writing and I promise you will be uplifted and probably shed a few tears if you read it. The link is: www.poppyfieldletters.blogspot.com.
Adler’s brother McKay made this video for his brother – grab a tissue:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq6TUuU8bNc