About 2 weeks ago I got a text from my good friend, Holly, that read "They think Cooper has cancer" Two days later it was confirmed that little, four-year-old Cooper did have cancer, and the one request his mom put in when I asked what in the world I could do for them was family pictures. We did them the next day. When I pulled up beside this amazing family I asked what colors they were wearing, and Holly gave me a little smile and said, "I just told them to go pick out a favorite outfit." It was a teary photo shoot. I tried to be tough and stay positive when we were shooting, but each time I got back into my car I couldn't keep it together. It was freezing, and I was praying, literally, that the weather would PLEASE cooperate! So when we finished up the pictures I spent some time talking to Cooper's parents about the road ahead. They were headed to Primary Children's the following week to find out more information. They now know that they will be spending the next 7 months in and out of Primary's for chemotherapy, which Coop has already started. In the middle of the chemo they will do surgery to try to remove the tumor. Holly has informed me that Cooper has been "really tough" so far. I love this family so much, and my heart aches for them. They have a long road ahead of them emotionally, physically, and financially. So as I have continued to think about what I can do to help these people who mean so much to me I came up with this... I am planning to have a "CAPTURED FOR COOPER" photo shoot fundraiser where 100% of the proceeds will go to the Bowman family. So if you know anyone who needs a quick snap of their family, grand kids, wedding anniversary, anything...keep the fundraiser in mind. I have some friends on board to help, and as soon as we have worked out the details of date, times, cost, etc. I will post it here on the blog. If anyone has any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and please keep both Cooper and his family in your thoughts and prayers.