Tiny Sparrow Foundation | A Non Profit Organization » A Picture of Hope

TayLynn | Virginia

Meet TayLynn and her family.

This darling 3-year-old little girl loves her music, especially Disney songs, including the Frozen soundtrack. It’s not easy to catch her smiling, but when you do, be prepared for full-blown sweetness overload. And those eyes, oh — those beautiful blue eyes.

Her loved ones call her a “Miracle,” and that she is. Born on October 6, 2012, she entered this world with a lot of obstacles, including 1p36 Deletion Syndrome, Chronic Lung Disease, Congenital Heart Anomaly, Hypoxemia, Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis, Wilm’s Tumor (Kidney Cancer). She is blind and lost part of her right leg due to a blood clot. She uses a trach to help her breathe and receives 20-hour GTube feeds daily.

TayLynn is a little fighter and a bundle of love. Her family appreciates the outpouring of support as they navigate this challenging journey together.

Our deepest gratitude to Denae Serzan of Denae Nicole Photography.

 

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Amelia | Texas

Meet Amelia and her family.

Amelia loves, and we mean she LOVES music. Her favorite song is by Sia, Chandelier. She is 3-years-old and has memorized almost all of the dance moves. This little girl also loves dogs and the outdoors.

She is very caring, has a special warmth to her hug, and when you’re down, she knows it and she comes to give you a hug. She is shy at first but if she knows you have a good heart and are a good person, she warms up to you.

In March 2012, Amelia was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve, as well as DiGeorge syndrome.   She is a fighter and will never give up.

A heartfelt thank you to Erin Blinn Photography for donating her time and talent.  http://erinblinn.com/

http://tinysparrowfoundation.org/?p=4515

 

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Elijah | Missouri

Elijah is the strongest person I know! He is very determined and perseveres no matter what (most times without complaining unless it involves hurts). He is very protective & always advocating for those that he loves and he is always thinking of others. He is gentle, sensitive, affectionate, and compassionate and it warms my heart every time I see him stand up for anyone that he thinks is being mistreated (I’ve seen him do this even when he is feeling his worst and in the hospital). Elijah has a huge heart and an old soul, but enjoys being a kid and making people laugh and smile; he is a bit of a jokester but he can also be a spitfire.

Elijah’s favorite movies are Kung Fu panda and Cars. He knows those movies like the back of his hand because he watched them several times a day throughout the last 3 years of being in and out of the hospital. He gets excited when he sees them on regular TV because in his mind, someone is playing them just for him. When watching them he can often be seen reciting and acting out each seen while laughing (especially the kung fu scenes). Elijah is also an avid Nick Jr. watcher, as TV shows like: Peppa the Pig, The Fresh Beat Band, Paw Patrol, and The Bubble Guppies have been the only constant thing that has brought him comfort and routine throughout the last three years. He was in preschool when we began the journey of his bone marrow transplant and it seems like we have been stuck in time because he has been unable to return to school. The thing that makes Elijah smile the most is being with his family. His eyes light up when family members walk in a room. He absolutely lives to be with his dad; they are best buds and they do everything together, and Elijah would have it no other way!

Thank you, Darla Peters of  Darla Peters Photography,  for your time and talent donated to Elijah’s family and Tiny Sparrow Foundation!

http://www.darlapeters.com/

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Luke | Texas

Meet Luke and his family.

Luke loves his family and friends, and spending precious time together. He enjoys playing video games and outdoor activities. One of his favorite toys is a plasma car that he uses to zoom around the neighborhood. He loves building Legos and has a very creative imagination. He smiles the most when he and his twin sister Leia, are playing together.

Luke was diagnosed with high risk Stage IV Neuroblastoma on October 26, 2014 after a large tumor was discovered on his right adremal gland, and disease in the bone marrow as well. He has undergone tumor resection, chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy.

His twin sister has been very supportive of her brother during his treatment. These memorable photos of them together will bring smile to their family for a lifetime!

Luke’s current cancer status is unknown, and is being tested to determine if further treatment is necessary.

We wish him many more fun times ahead with his family, and to kick cancer once and forever.

Photos by Anna Angenend Photography.

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Anthonisha | Texas

Meet Anthonisha and her family.

Anthonisha is a shy teenager but makes friends fairly easily. This brave young lady was diagnosed with Leukemia (ALL) in January 2014. ALL is a fast-growing cancer of a type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. About 6,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with ALL each year.

Hello Kitty is Anthonisha’s favorite icon and her favorite TV show is Teen Titans Go and Everybody Hates Chris. She and her brother are inseparable—he’s the first person that makes her smile or laugh for no reason, all day, every day.

Once Anthonisha puts her mind to something, she works diligently at it. She’s extremely creative and confident at any project that she attempts.

We are wishing her a long, happy and healthy life ahead!

A very special thank you to Shawna Edoo of Edoo Photography for donating her time and talent.

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