22Feb '11

Y.A.N.A Auction donation and Kai’s Brave Fight

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For the last four years I have had the honor of creating stories for some pretty special brave people. 

Each year I spend some time at Children’s Hospital working with local families, for whome the hospital unfortunately becomes part of their life.  These families are heroes, heroes for their little people. I typically fall in love with them, their openess, their grace and gratitude. 
One of these families was Kai’s. This slide show was presented last year at the YANA (You are not Alone) Annual Fundraising Auction. YANA is a non-profit society providing financial assistance to families in the Comox Valley whose children must be moved from the valley for medical care.  

I also always donate to the auction. This year we have two items, a portrait session (value $165) and A Bella (our version of boudoir) session for two, including professional makeup application and your photos afterwards. This has a value of $600 and would be great to split with a friend. 
So if you have been thinking of one of these sessions, and you are going to be there, keep in mind if you bid on me, I promise to add a little extra awesomeness to your experience and you are donating to a charity! 
I just finished up this years slideshow, and here is last years. I recommend turning your volume up to enjoy the lovely Helen Austin’s music that goes with it. 

YANA 2010 – Kai’s Story from karen mckinnon on Vimeo.