Voluntography – February 2015

Unfortunately, because the last few months have been a little crazy, my voluntography for Ronald McDonald House families has had to take a backseat. I was scheduled to shoot this family back in late December when Maverick ended up in hospital with RSV. Mom, Shannon, was incredibly understanding, as I find most parents with a medical child tend to be! We were finally able to re-schedule last week and I think the session turned out wonderfully, even though Miss Safiya was not very impressed with having a camera in her face!

Safiya just started walking.

Safiya just started walking.

Sixteen month old Safiya is a heart warrior. She was diagnosed with tricuspid atresia, pulmonary atresia and a ventricular septal defect at birth. She has had two of her three surgeries; the first one taking place at just seven days old.

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Safiya’s Heart Heroes cape just showed up recently and was the perfect prop for the shoot.

I love the light in this shot.

I love the light in this shot.

 

Kisses!

Kisses!

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When Safiya was born, her family lived in Fort McMurray and had to stay at RMHNA for two months. Since then they have moved to Edmonton and have a goal of providing one Home for Dinner each month. With the support of the Muslim community, the Swenia family hope to raise $700 each month. Please visit their website for more information.

Safiya with her brothers, Jibril and Ayoub.

Safiya with her brothers, Jibril and Ayoub.

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And with Dad, Hassan.

And with Dad, Hassan.

Rice krispie treats were an important prop during this shoot!

Rice krispie treats were a necessary evil during this shoot!

Home for Dinner  is a program that provides families staying at the RMH with an opportunity to enjoy a meal together as a family. Here’s how it works:

  1. Gather a group of 6-10 people
  2. Bring in ingredients and prepare a meal of your choice (enough for about 40-60 people)
  3. Enjoy the food with our new RMHNA family and tour the House
  4. Clean up

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If this is of interest to you please check out Home for Dinner for more information or sign up here.

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