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I Was There Too: #TuckerStrong

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with photographers and medical families who are telling stories of life (and sometimes death) for families with medical complexities. Meet Mark and Megan Hewson. And their son, Tucker. I happened to meet Mark and Megan at the Treasure Life beads table outside theContinue reading “I Was There Too: #TuckerStrong”

I Was There Too: Judy Dahl

I Was There Too is (usually) a series of conversations I am having with photographers and medical moms who are telling stories of life for families with medical complexities. This week, in honour of Heart Day and CHD awareness week I chatted with the Child Life Specialist who supported Kane and our family during hisContinue reading “I Was There Too: Judy Dahl”

I Was There Too: Kelly Marleau

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with photographers and medical moms who are telling stories of life for families with medical complexities. This time I am talking with an Edmonton based photographer who has told our family’s story. Meet Kelly Marleau of Fiddle Leaf Photography. I originally met KellyContinue reading “I Was There Too: Kelly Marleau”

I Was There Too: Rachel Martens

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with other medical moms and photographers who are telling stories of life for families with medical complexities. Meet Rachel Martens. Here’s a little intro in Rachel’s own words, “I’ve been married to my wonderful spouse Nick for 17 years. I’m mom to aContinue reading “I Was There Too: Rachel Martens”

I Was There Too: Ali Martens

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with other medical moms and photographers who are telling stories of life for families with medical complexities. Meet Ali Martens. I first met Ali in real life at the Children’s Healthcare Canada Conference last December. Ali is one tough medical mama and IContinue reading “I Was There Too: Ali Martens”

I Was There Too: Krystle Schofield

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with other medical moms and photographers who are telling stories of life for families with medical complexities. Meet Krystle Schofield. I originally met Krystle at The Real Life Photography Conference last November. A mutual photography friend had told each of us about theContinue reading “I Was There Too: Krystle Schofield”

I Was There Too: Melanie Birch

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with other medical moms and photographers who are telling stories of life for families with medical complexities. Meet Melanie Birch and her daughter, Ella. I originally met Melanie through a Facebook group for medical parents in the Bow Valley even before we officiallyContinue reading “I Was There Too: Melanie Birch”

Child Life…a gratitude letter

On September 23rd, 2019 my six year old son, Kane, underwent his second open heart surgery at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. In the months leading up to Kane’s surgery, I kept struggling with two challenging thoughts… I was really concerned with how different this surgery would be than Kane’s first heart surgery when he wasContinue reading “Child Life…a gratitude letter”

The What If Monster

5am Saturday – 31 hours until Kane’s heart surgery I can’t sleep. I think about if I’m getting sick. I think about my to do list. I think about whether I have connected with everyone I need to about the 6000 things that we have on the go right now. I think about whether IContinue reading “The What If Monster”

What if…

What if hospital families who shared their stories through my lens were gifted the photos and nonprofit organizations had real life stories to work with? Let me explain where that came from… I actually wrote my what if statement awhile ago when I was listening to Rachel Hollis’ book, Girl, Stop Apologizing. In her book,Continue reading “What if…”