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{ava’s journey}

in the next week im going to try and do a couple of catch up blog posts about avas journey!

for those of you who dont know ava, she is the daughter of one of my dearest friends.

ava turned 3 on valentines day.

ava has leukemia.

she is undergoing treatment. 1 year and 9 months down.  only 3 months to go…  her final round of chemo and surgery is scheduled for june!

i love her with all my heart and i know she will be ok!

i am documenting her journey to recovery as a gift to her mum because she asked and i feel so honored…

you might want to go and read more about avas story here and see a few photos i took of her in our secret garden one day when she was doing great and feeling up to an adventure and then visit here to see her on a not so good day, in hospital, waiting for test results…  if you have a sick child you know there is lots and lots of waiting involved which is exhausting and the worst type of torture…

where is ava at now?  she has good and bad weeks.  this week is not a good week.  she is lethargic. her liver levels are elevated which is not something we want to see.  next week is a big week.  the doctors will run tests on her liver and do full iron studies.  we are all hoping and praying for good results!  i will come back and share more pictures and results then but please keep this gorgeous girl in your thoughts!

these photos were taken in april 2010.  did i mention i was just a little behind sharing stuff with you all?  i just love the warmth and excitement in her little face…  and meet her big sister lola who is also an absolute delight!  i pretty much always shoot her laying down, making her giggle from above so excuse me if you get a glimpse of a sock here or there!  rowe xxx

p.s.  kel…  my favourite photo is the one where she is brushing her hair cause i remember how excited she was to show me she had hair on her precious little head!  i know the first series of images from the lounge room are a little dark but i think they are still sweet.  hope you like them sweetheart!


March 11, 2011 - 8:27 am

Ninka - She is such a doll Rowe, I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks <3

March 11, 2011 - 8:44 am

Kirsty-Abu Dhabi - The one with the hairbrush is just precious Rowe – what a brave little girl, and family, and wonderful you for documenting them xx will keep them in my thoughts xx

March 11, 2011 - 3:50 pm

BEE - Oh wow she looks so grown up now… I am loving the photo’s such a cutie. Lola is so divine as well. Thinking of you Kelly hope all goes well next week. xx

March 11, 2011 - 5:41 pm

Rikki - Rowe this is such a beautiful series and you have captured it perfectly ♥ Sending lots of happy thoughts for this little one…

March 11, 2011 - 6:49 pm

Kate - Oh Rowe – she is beautiful and doesn’t she look like her gorgeous sister?

Such joyful images. She and her family are often in my thoughts.


March 11, 2011 - 7:20 pm

Angela Smith - Rowe- I am so touched by Ava’s story and the images you have captured of her are beyond gorgeous. I adore the one with her brush on her head. Love. Thanks for sharing.

March 11, 2011 - 8:36 pm

Chantelle {fat mum slim} - Oh. I have tears. I have everything crossed that the test results are positive. xx

March 11, 2011 - 8:41 pm

Life with Kaishon - She is such a darling little girl. The pictures are pure magic. I will pray and pray that she is ok.

March 12, 2011 - 1:53 am

Kelly Durie - Oh once again Rowe you have made Ava’s mummy cry!
I almost forgot how she looked when her hair started growing again. They are such gorgeous photos, I SO LOVE the one with the hairbrush…she was so proud to show us how she had hair to brush like her big sister.
They are all so beautiful. Thankyou again for what you are doing…words can’t describe it really.xx

March 12, 2011 - 7:53 am

admin - thank you, thank you, thank you… from the bottom of my heart for all your gorgeous words and love! rowe x

March 12, 2011 - 7:53 am

admin - {kel}… its never my intention to make you cry but i love you and the girls so much and I’m thankful I can take photos that mean so much to you! hugs my sweet friend, rowe x

March 12, 2011 - 7:55 am

admin - p.s. i just love how happy both the girls look in these images… so many giggles… even through difficult times, your home is always full of laughter and love! your doing an awesome job!

March 12, 2011 - 2:24 pm

Love and Lollipops - Hi Rowe,

These are really special photographs! Wow, what pretty little girls and you have captured their joy in the moment so beautifully!! I will keep Ava in my prayers :).


March 14, 2011 - 6:36 pm

margo - Oh Kelly, my gosh how she has grown, she is purely delightful and gorgeous. What about those eyes…. and great to see her so happy…You are so in our thoughts, always. Kerry and I will pray for her….for great results… will put it on the fridge, now. wow i was tearing up just looking at pics but then you and Rowe really did it…such a mess now. Why do bad things happen to such beautiful people… You are an amazing beautiful woman, so strong, and when the kids grow up they will love you more for your courage strength and realness….SPECIAL FAIRY HUGS FOR HER!xxxxxxxx waiting to hear good news from blood tests.Margo xxxx and Kerry

March 15, 2011 - 5:55 pm

Marlene Immer - Hi Lovely Rowe,
What can we say! Looking back to those dim, dark, early days when our little Ava was so sick, we would never have imagined that she would be such a fighter and arrive at where she is today looking so beautiful. Thank you so much for these wonderful shots. A picture paints a thousand words and you have given us this tenfold. Bless you, not only for these pics, but for being such a true friend and support for Kel.

Much love,
Marlene & Graham.
(Ava’s grandparents)

March 16, 2011 - 6:39 pm

emma - You’ve captured such a happiness in these girls, Rowe. Smiles, laughter and beauty to be cherished. I look forward to seeing more images of Ava’s journey and send my blessings to her and her family… x x x

April 12, 2011 - 9:52 am

Kristy Milton - These are so precious,
every single one of them!!

April 25, 2011 - 2:28 pm

audreylu - LOVE LOVE LOVE!

April 25, 2011 - 2:29 pm

audreylu - Your work!

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