Voluntography – July 2016

Meet Charlee


And her twin sister, Adelynn


These two beautiful girls are from Calgary, but were born in Edmonton on May 9th. Early ultrasounds detected heart anomalies and so Mom, Joyce, moved up to the Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta in preparation for birth and the first of three heart surgeries for Charlee who was diagnosed with Pulmonary Atresia and a Ventricular Septal Defect. I had the pleasure of documenting a day in their life at the Stollery Children’s Hospital’s NICU when the girls were two months old. Charlee had already been through her first heart surgery and had recently hit another big milestone when she took her first bottle, which is a challenge for babies with cleft lip and palate. As you can see juggling twins, one in hospital and one out, is no easy task!!

Shortly after our session, Charlee was transferred down to Calgary and when I sent Joyce a sneak peek of the photos yesterday I learned she had just been discharged! Congratulations Charlee! I’m so happy for you and your family. Though I didn’t get to meet your dad, I bet he’s pretty excited to have his whole family home.


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