Brittany is a beautiful girl from Montana. She had Cystic Fibrosis. This weekend she lost her battle with the disease. My heart is heavy for her family especially her Mom Michelle who I got to meet and enjoyed spending time with a couple of months ago.
The back story is – I was asked by my neighbor, Tom, to be the “paparazzi” for his latest “Wish”. Tom has worked with “Make A Wish” Foundation for 18 years and Brittany had asked to be a Princess for a Day. It was so fun to be a part of the whole thing and to hear the updates from Tom as we got closer to Wish day; “We got Nordstroms to donate…”, “They are going to have a police motorcade…”, “Suite at the Hyatt..” , Tiffany’s, spa treatments, make-up, restaurants and on and on. Part of me was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to hold back the tears but the whole experience was so upbeat and positive and I feel blessed to have been a part of it.
Here’s my favorite shot of the day –
A link to the TV news spot – http://www.komonews.com/home/video/37848389.html?video=pop&t=a
A link to my album of the day – http://www.flickr.com/photos/11880601@N03/sets/72157612812515784/
And the families blog – www.brittanybreathes.blogspot.com
It was an honor to have known you, Brittany