As we near the end of April, I am finding myself thinking more and more of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) awareness. The month of May is a huge month for creating awareness and for canvassing for donations to support MS. This cause is one that is very near and dear to my heart. There is nothing more I want in my lifetime than for researchers to find a cure.
Some of you may know, but many of you do not; on January 8. 2013, my entire life was turned upside down. I left my doctors office with a diagnosis of MS. I knew what MS was…I had researched it in college. But I didn’t really KNOW what MS was. It was one of those things where you think “that sounds terrible but it will never happen to me”. Was I ever wrong. I spent the next several months trying to figure out what was now my life.
I tried to stay strong, put on a brave face and push forward. Forcing myself to pick up my camera when it seemed like one of the last things I wanted to do (I wanted to do NOTHING) was one of the most therapeutic things I did (among other things, including learning about Young Living Essential Oils and of course support from my amazing husband, family and best friends). I participated in a Project 52 group where we had a photo theme each week and had to report to the group with it. This was so amazing for me because it pushed me to make something good out of my weeks because I was accountable to others- i am proud of my photography and I didn’t want to slack off so I pushed myself to work for it each week (though I will admit to many late submissions of the course of the year).
Slowly my weeks changed from having more bad days than good days to having more good days than bad. I am so thankful to have had photography as one of my constants- and for all of my clients I had in 2013. While you may not have known it at the time, you played a huge role in my healing process.
So, here I am, 15 months later feeling ready to conquer MS. I want to use my camera to help me do this. I am offering family sessions at a discounted rate -$500 (a savings of $250). Of that $500, I will donate 50% ($250). I will also donate 50% of proceeds from all other session types that are booked at their regular price. I would love for you to join me in the search for a cure by booking one of these special sessions in April, May or June.
If you would like to donate directly to the MS Society, please follow this link: http://mssoc.convio.net/site/TR?px=1985413&pg=personal&fr_id=3350&fl=en_CA&et=tcSB6TQco9gjWKpdxJZ6wg