Introducing… Wendy’s Cancer Warriors
Wendy’s Cancer Warriors began about 9 years ago when a high school girlfriend that I remain in contact with had breast cancer and was telling me how she felt she lost her femininity. I told her that with a very simple photo shoot I could show her differently and that breasts had nothing to do with her femininity. So we got her hair and nails done, put her in some beautiful clothes, did a photo shoot, and that is how Wendy’s Cancer Warriors was birthed. Mission Hospital heard of my community outreach and called me one day and asked if I would be willing to photograph a family who needed pictures of their terminally ill child. I went on to photograph three children that same week. I provide the photoshoot with all the photographs to these parents, sometimes that’s all they have left, at absolutely no cost to them. Since then I have photographed close to a hundred Cancer Warriors, including my own husband. This is a tough battle for everyone concerned and if my photography can bring some joy and happiness at such a devastating time in the lives of these people; I am always willing to do this as long as I can hold that camera. I have also had two other photographers join the Cancer Warrior Team as we expanded our outreach to Florida.