It is such an honor to be a photographer for the non-profit organization, Inspiration Through Art. The mission at Inspiration Through Art is to help provide and capture memories for families who have a child who is suffering from a serious illness or life-altering disability. It TRULY makes my heart happy to be able to give back in this way.
A few words about little EJ, from his mother:
“After being born just 1 month early but only weighing 2 lbs 13 oz, Eric Jason (EJ) Tran spent the first 5 and 1/2 months of his life in the NICU at a major children’s hospital in Pennsylvania. Aside from his failure to grow at a normal rate, he was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease among other diagnosis such as PVL, hypothyroidism, anemia, and oxygen dependency. But none of these stand in EJs way to fight for his life! He is currently in the process of being evaluated for a kidney transplant, but thankfully is not in an emergent need for one at this time. He will be starting dialysis sometime in June 2012, and we can only hope and pray he will be deemed eligible for a kidney transplant so his name can go on “the list”. Ej’s blood type is B+, and we knew from the very beginning that wasn’t just a coincidence, but more a slogan to live by: Be Positive.”
“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Heather Cortez