Brandi was diagnosed with Anaplastic Ependymoma at just 11 months old after experiencing some nausea and weightloss. After many surgeries and being placed on a feeding tube, she was given 1-3 months to live.
When I photographed Brandi at 20 months old, she could not walk or talk, but she certainly knew how to communicate. What she conveyed most, was joy! She is such a happy little girl with a charming personality. With no idea of the strength and resilience she possesses. And do I even have to mention those eyes?!! GAH *Melt*
I recently contacted Brandi's mother for an update. I am overjoyed to report that she has now outlived that original prognosis by 11 months and has even started to talk!!
I am praying she will continue to fight this disease and surpass all the Doctor's expectations.
Here is a portion of Brandi's Gold Hope Project photo session. Please follow The Gold Hope Project to learn about all the ways they are helping families dealing with pediatric cancers, and how you can personally contribute.
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