Saturday, April 12, 2014

The power of community - Strength in numbers for young girls battling cancer...


One striking image demonstrates the power of community.
Bethany, Okla., based photographer Lora Scantling worked with a photography studio and some local children's boutiques to create a powerful photo of three young girls who are fighting cancer, KOTV reported.
Scantling hopes her photos will bring awareness to childhood cancer. Already, the image has gone viral, with thousands of shares on Facebook alone.
kids cancer photo
The girls in the photo are all cancer patients, aged 3, 6 and 4. Rylie, on the far left, has just won her battle with stage five kidney cancer, Rheann, in the middle, has brain cancer and Ainsley, on the right, has leukemia, according to KOCO-TV 5.
The image comes with an inspiring message written above the photo: "Sometimes, strength comes in knowing that you are not alone."
The girls had not met before the photo shoot, but have quickly formed a friendship.
"It was very moving watching their bond form," Valeria Franklin, Rheann's mom, told KOCO 5.