3 Young Cancer Fighters Reunite For Group Photo And Add A New Friend For The Important Reason
April 18, 2018 10:45 By Fabiosa
In 2014, photographer Lora Scantling took heartwarming pictures of three little Oklahoma girls. They went viral immediately, and it’s no surprise why.
The photos featured Rylie, Rheann, and Ainsley. The girls had never met before the shoot, but they had one thing in common – the battle with childhood cancer.
Ainsley was in remission from leukemia, Rylie had just beaten kidney cancer, and Rheann was still fighting the rare form of brain cancer. Each following year, he girls reunited to make some pics. But this time, they were joined by a new friend, Connor.
All girls are now in remission. That is why the photographer was afraid that people had forgotten what the purpose for the pictures was – to raise the awareness of childhood cancer:
Adding Connor to the photo helps tell viewers that we have yet to win the war against childhood cancer.
The 3-year-old boy has acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and he will be in treatment for 3 more years. Yet, Connor doesn’t intent to give up:
He’s always so happy and brave. Just like the girls, he’s an inspiration.
At the photo shoot, all three girls warmly welcomed their new friend, sang him a song, and helped him relax. And to make Connor feel even more comfortable, Rylie, Ainsley, and Rheann also showed off their scars.
Hopefully, at the next photo shoot, the boy will be in remission as well, as the photographer said he was responding to treatment very well.
As for the girls, the little warriors want to continue spread awareness about cancer among kids. And Scantling’s touching and warm pictures are a great inspiration that reaches people all over the world.