#ChadTough Family Session Heidi McClelland Photography

November 23, 2015  •  1 Comment

With a heavy heart I update Chad's story here tonight.  He has touched more people in his 5 short years here on this planet than most do when given 90 years... Please continue to pray for Tammi and Jason, for his brothers, his extended family, for a cure for this horrible disease, and a cure for all childhood cancers.  No families should have to go thru what the Carrs have, but they have truly walked this path with Grace, Courage, and most of all an unwavering Faith.  May Jesus wrap His arms around the Carrs, as well as Chad tonight. May it be well with our souls... 

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4

 

January 13, 2015: 

I thought since little Chad is starting his clinical trial tomorrow it would be good to get this out tonight so that his prayer warriors can remember once again to pray for him and for his family.  

If you don't know Chad's story, he is the son of a friend of mine and was diagnosed this fall with DIPG, which is an inoperable brain tumor.  He has already been through radiation and came thru that like a champ, it was successful in reducing the tumor by 90%.  He still has a fight to fight though and is in New York City this week to have surgery in a clinical trial at Sloan Kettering.  To read more about his story his Mom is better with words than I am... https://www.facebookstories.com/stories/117197/chad-tough

Just before he started his radiation we were able to do a photoshoot for his family, and this was the result.  We were blessed with a beautiful fall day and a beautiful location thanks to some great friends.  For me it was such a gift to be able to watch and capture this family interacting with one another, in the moment, happy, loving, enjoying each little hug, laugh and even some pretty flowers, and their new puppy Tootie.  One of the most moving experiences I have had in my career, to watch and capture this little victor, his brave brothers, and parents get ready to fight the fight of their lives.  I am praying that these images will be cherished memories for them for a very long time as a reminder of the start of a winning battle.  So please if you are seeing these, say a prayer for Chad and for his family, for the doctors and nurses as they care for him and the other patients fighting childhood cancer, and share with your friends and ask them to pray, as they move into this next step in the treatment of this disease. 

To follow Chads story, and get updates please visit his Pray for Chad Carr page... 

Thank you! 

Heidi 

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1.Shankar Narayanan(non-registered)
You captured the entire #CHADTOUGH movement Heidi! While Chad is no longer here in his physical form, he is still here with his spiritual form and guiding us all through. Your photographs add to that awesome journey.
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