This is Caroline Moody.
Since #February is all about #love and #hearts, I wanted to introduce this amazing one.
Caroline's mom and I have known each other almost our entire lives, and I have fond #memories of hanging out with her and talking to her wonderfully kind and loving parents. But like with many #childhood friendships, we took different paths in life. She ended up settling to #Texas with her husband and three amazing children and our main contact moved to seeing each other via social media, but in 2020 she reached out. Her family and her brothers family were coming home to #Fairfax to spend Christmas with their #parents and they wanted to document their time together with a family portrait session. As always, I was both excited and honored to be chosen to capture these moments for them. Seeing all of them after a few decades felt like such a beautiful full circle moment. We had a great session and the pictures turned out beautifully!
After their images and products were delivered, I would see posts about their family on social media and it would always bring a smile to my face, remembering how much fun we had and how impressed I was with the love that was so abundant in front of my camera.
In May of 2023, Caroline passed away at the age of 12 from what they now believe was a rare form of Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT), which is treatable but can often be left undiagnosed until the unthinkable happens. Caroline was so loved that there was a memorial scholarship named after her (http://tinyurl.com/s8xdykbr) and money has been raised in her name to two different national organizations: #bestbuddies and SADs (https://sads.org).
In this month that is focused on hearts, let's help raise money to research them in Caroline's honor. For the month of February, if you donate to SADs you will get a matching amount off of any regular 2024 session fee with me. Let's help make Caroline a reason that there is more awareness and more research on CPVT. #carelikecaroline