That it is heavy hearts we announce this little man has passed away. Colten and his mom and dad, Chelsea and Derek, had their newborn session with me at the end of the summer. I was shocked to hear that he had been recently diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy – Type 1, which is the leading genetic cause of loss of life for babies and young children. There is no cure for this disease.
It was a great pleasure to have been a part of his brief life and to be able to capture that beautiful smile. Our condolences to his family and amazing parents.
Friends and family have set up a GoFundMe page to help ease the financial stess that accompanies the sort of care Colten required. If you would like to donate you can find further info here.