Photographing this little guy was the highlight of the month of February for me. It was a very rough month for me personally, so being around Erika and Hayden and watching the love between them was really just inspiring and it lifted my mood more than I could ever explain. Hayden is the strongest fella you will ever meet. He has been through more hospital rooms, medications, procedures, treatments, etc. than any other (almost) 2 year old ever should have to go through. He has a rare epileptic disorder called Dravet syndrome. There is no cure at this point for this terrible disease, so monitoring it minute by minute with diet and medication is imperative right now for Hayden. As for Erika, she is one of the most genuine, beautiful souls I have ever met in my life. I am so fortunate to have her as one of my best friends, because her heart is so big and the love she gives is so pure. I feel blessed to have been able to capture the beautiful relationship between her and Hayden.
If you would like to know more about Hayden and his journey, feel free to follow along on his Facebook page at “Hope for Hayden” (hope4hayden).