supporting “team imogen”~ eat more chicken ya’ll
06paigeknudsen.com10paigeknudsen.comher 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!

you may also follow along on the family blog here. and on instagram at #imogenclaireneedsprayer  other family images can be found here and here

ps- for those of ya’ll who are not local but want to financially support immy claire, you may do so. head on over here or here for information! let’s do this ya’ll!

March 17, 2014 - 10:05 am

Jennifer - If I was closed we would be at one of those Chick Fila! We are praying in TN for sweet Immogen! (Kennedy actually says Isabelle but not our Issabelle. Even after I have corrected her to say Immogen) 🙂

March 17, 2014 - 11:29 am

Amy Avery - I have been keeping sweet Immy In my prayers and will be praying for this family still. I always love seeing her photos that’s you take. You have such a gift for capturing a the true personality of those whom you photograph. What a blessing you are to each other to be able to come together in this way.

BTW Got your sweet email here in Rome and will respond ASAP. My internet connection on the computer is not so good so short messages are easier here on the blog. Just didn’t want you to think I was ignoring you :-)!

March 17, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Ella - Beatiful, peaceful, spring setting. I love seeing your photos of sweet Immy. It is amazing how much healthier she looks in these pictures than the first ones you took. Praying for little Imogen.

March 17, 2014 - 9:13 pm

Beth - Precious, precious child. If Roswell Corners would participate, we could get many, many visits from our neighborhood, right?. Praying for her and her family.

March 18, 2014 - 11:33 am

Lemonade Makin Mama - Love how you tell a story. Can’t believe that darn balloon, but what sweet images you captured without it! She is like a little ray of sunshine in that yellow top. Will keep praying for her!

March 26, 2014 - 8:36 pm

tara - oh my goodness. this precious girl.

i died laughing when i saw that baby brother of hers. he’s a hunk of burning love.
watching caroline and her make faces at him was todiefor.

i know this sweet family is SO beyond grateful for the pictures you’re capturing of their girl.

March 27, 2014 - 9:16 am

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