Saturday, May 24, 2008

Another worthy cause

Went to a photo seminar thing the other night, and while it was the usual mix of good information and sales pitch, at the end there was a rather moving video about an organization called Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, which provides an usual service to families. Volunteer photographers make their services available to capture photos of terminally ill infants and children so the parents can have beautiful images to remember their child and begin healing the loss. At the seminar in Cincinnati, out of about 300 people in the room, six women stood up as already being volunteer photographers. Click the link above to learn how the organization came about and more about their work, and to see some very beautiful photographs made more powerful by knowing the story behind them.

I'm not sure if it's something I'd be cut out for, but I do encourage you all to take a look at the site and consider if you have what it takes to volunteer for this delicate duty, or make a donation to help spread the word.

This is Angie, whose baby was born happy and healthy about 5 months ago...


unbearable lightness said...

That is such a beautiful cause!!!