Eagle, Idaho

The Hudson Family at Eagle Island State Park on a freezing October day.

The Hudson Family was amazing and shooting their portraits was an honor! It was freezing cold outside and the wind was terrible. Sadly, JW wasn’t feeling super and dad brought him to the car to keep him warm. Luckily we got some gorgeous family shots and then some lovely photos of Raven and Ben.

Sometimes, real SUPERHEROS live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles. #goGOLD

“On September 2nd we got the news that our little boy has cancer and we where admitted to St Luke’s Children Hospital in Boise, ID. A couple of days later they broke the news to us that JW has stage 4 neuroblastoma.

So far JW has gone through 5 rounds of chemo that have not been easy on him. He has done 2 stem cell transplants with high dose chemo. After the 2nd transplant he got an infection in his hickman central line. The line ended up having to come out and after some hard thinking it was decided that the only thing he could get put back in would be a port. He has had 12 days of radiation to his abdomen and head. He finished 5 rounds of immunotherapy which was not easy on him.

In December 2018 he was declared NED (No evidence of disease). January we had JW’s port removed then had a party to celebrate end of treatment. End of December he started a trial for a medication called DFMO to help cut the chance of relapse down.

Sadly in March of 2019 we got the news that JW had relapsed. After several tests and scans we found that the cancer was back in his right arm on the ulna and in his left leg. End of March we started up chemo to help attack the cancer. In May we went over new scan results which showed that the cancer was neither shrinking nor growing. After a good talk with his oncologist we decided it would be best to go out to New York City for treatment with the leading neuroblastoma doctor at Sloan Kettering.”

Follow JW’s story here at JW Blast This Blastoma on Facebook.

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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!

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