This little girls name is Kate. She is so precious and beautiful, and such an inspiration to so many, and has so much to look forward to in life.
But she has cancer. In June of 2009, she was diagnosed with brain cancer and ever since her and her beautiful family have been fighting for her life.
It breaks my heart to see such a precious child, created to bring joy and smiles and laughter and hope to so many around her, with such a terrible disease. That has not been lost, and never will be.
My photographer friend, Jannelle Althoff, took these photos while the family was in Hawaii on vacation before Kate’s Chemo started again (Helicopter Ride With Kate –> the post by Jannelle). Beautiful work, Jannelle. Thank you for what you do and for inspiring us all by your heart of compassion and love. My life has been forever changed by this little girls story.
You can follow Kate and her family on their website here — Pray For Kate.
You can read Kate and her families story and hear a beautiful song written for Kate by Audrey Assad. Please pray for her and her family, for her complete healing and for strength and courage for her parents as they continue to fight this horrible disease.