Monthly Archives: February 2014

I’m Here #4

I'm Here #4

Holly G. was very welcoming when I came to her home to do this photo.  I knew she had a determination that went beyond words.  She said through a few tears, that she never felt sorry for the hand she was dealt (breast cancer). Fighting the cancer was all she wanted to do.  The battle against cancer was for her friends (many who came to her treatments), her family, and for those yet to come (grandchildren).

The resolve cancer survivors, or those still in the battle show, is so inspiring to me.  I think each person is a warrior thrown in the midst of a battle, and they have no choice but to put up a valiant fight for the tomorrows.


I’m Here #3 (actually We’re Here)


The survivor in this entry is actally 2 survivors,  so I find myself modifying the title of the series for these precious liitle ones.  As I thought through all the different kinds of survivors there are, I came to the conclusion that sometimes a survivor is a valiant warrior, other times a cancer survivor, and then sometimes a survivor is  two tiny babies named Eve & Luke.  Eve and Luke were born 8 weeks early and spent quite a bit of time in the Special Care Nursery at Maple Grove Hospital in Maple Grove, MN.  They fought hard and are now at home in the loving arms of their parents, Scott and Sarah.

Best wishes,
Shawn Nielsen
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