The Daigle Family at Eagle Island State Park.
The Daigle Family was amazing and shooting their portraits was an honor! We had fun in the park and enjoyed amazing weather.
Sometimes, real SUPERHEROS live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles. #goGOLD
“Marissa was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma in her left elbow area in January 2017. She was 10 years old and in the 5th grade. The doctors referred us to Primary Children’s and Huntsman Cancer Hospitals in Salt Lake City. In February, less than a month after diagnosis, she started localized radiation to her arm in hopes of shrinking her tumor.
During that time, her dad and I took turns being in Salt Lake City with Marissa and one of us being in Boise with her little sister. She had 6 weeks of radiation five days a week. She finished her treatment in March 2017. She had some down time in hopes to give the tumor some time to shrink and get off the Median nerve. By May, it had shrunk a bit. The doctor’s scheduled the surgery to remove the tumor for mid-May.
We had high hopes that they only needed to resection her tumor. In hour 3 of her surgery, her doctor let us know that they had to remove her median nerve. It was highly disappointing. The median nerve controls quite a few fingers on your hand. They were able to use nerve from one of her legs and they bundled it into her arm. It has been just over 2 years since her surgery and we are happy to say that Marissa has almost all feeling back in her left hand and has full mobility back in her fingers and hand! She continues to have CT Scans and MRI’s every six months. She still has no evidence of disease! We continue to pray that it stays that way!”
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Chrissy Ray Photography specializes in Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Child, Senior and Family Photos. We are based out of Eagle, Idaho and serve the greater Boise area including but not limited to Eagle, Boise, Meridian, Star, Caldwell, Middleton, and Nampa. We also love to travel!