her mama & i met several weeks ago on an unusually bright & sunshiney “still winter” afternoon. yellow tshirts, yellow tolix chairs, yellow lollipops, yellow balloon tissue garland & a huge yellow balloon. all ready for a few quickie (in the event that immy wasn’t really in the mood for photo time) shots for immy’s upcoming fundraiser. well i’ll be darned if that ginormous yellow balloon popped before we could take the first picture. tammy & i looked at each other & i’d swear we were speechless for like three minutes. no way. deep breath. no tears. we can do this “balloon shoot” without a balloon. who cares about a dumb balloon anyway right immy?
well despite our tragic balloon incident we captured some precious images of imogen claire, her brother aaron also known as bubby, mommy & daddy…and caroline the rockstar photo-assistant also known as the baby whisperer.
in case you’re not familiar with immy’s story. several months ago she had experienced unexplained fevers, pain in her legs & ultimately the refusal to walk. soon to follow was the diagnosis of stage 3 ganglioneuroblastoma. a very very rare form of cancer. immy began chemotherapy and is followed by several doctors here at CHOA and in cincinnati. with a tumor remaining around her spine, tests & followups will continue until she’s cancer free. this young family is very special to countless members of our community.
tonight seven local chickfilas are coming together to support her. local friends please come on out & eat more chicken between 5-8pm at one of the following locations: Lilburn, Loganville, Dacula, Scenic Hwy, Stone Mountain, Sugarloaf & 316, and Snellville . tell your cashier “team imogen” and a portion of this evening’s sales will go to the passman family. tshrits will also be available!