[ baby burnham ]

World, meet James Thomas, or “JT.” You guys, JT is only FOUR days old and his proud parents live next door to us. Isn’t he just perfect? We are so happy for you, Burnham Family! Congratulations to the best neighbors anyone could ask for. We will miss you all very much come summer.

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[ reed ]

This is Reed, my favorite 4th grader aside from my own, riding her bike in her ballerina costume while toting her cello along. The Atlanta skyline sure makes a beautiful backdrop, doesn’t it?

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[ mary tipton, 9 ]

I want to introduce you to someone who I admire tremendously. This is Mary Tipton Carter (“MT”). MT is 9 years old and loves the Georgia Bulldogs, rollerblading, swimming, tennis, dancing, and any type of art project. She has two adorable younger sisters and her parents are two of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.

A little more than 9 months ago, MT’s pediatrician sent her to the hospital for abdominal pain, nausea, and fever (suspecting appendicitis or a stomach virus on top of an ear infection she already had.) During an ultrasound of her abdomen to examine MT’s appendix, the technician spotted an abnormality on her ovary.

The ER physician suspected a twisted ovary and assumed it was causing the abdominal pain and vomiting. Mary Tipton had emergency surgery to untwist the ovary, but instead, the surgeon found a mass on her ovary. Pathology confirmed it was Ovarian Dysgerminoma, a rare type of germ cell tumor that is aggressive, but thankfully treatable.

MT began her first round of chemotherapy in March 2015, losing her hair shortly thereafter. She completed her final course of chemo (three total) in May 2015. The photo MT is holding was taken in June, a few weeks after her last treatment. I love how she rocks a giant, beautiful smile in each photo!

Mary Tipton will need scans every 3 months for 3 years, then every 6 months for 2 years. After 5 years of clear scans, she can officially be declared a survivor by our oncology team. MT has had three clear scans since May!

HERO: A person or character who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, displays courage, bravery or self-sacrifice for some greater good; a man or woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his or her brave deeds and noble qualities.

Mary Tipton, you are MY hero!

**If you’d like to help kids like Mary Tipton, please consider making a donation to Rally Foundation

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[ henry ]

This sweet family recently relocated to Atlanta from New York and are just as sweet as can be, especially little Henry. I’m so happy to have met them and had the opportunity to capture these moments for them (despite some drizzly weather).

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[ chloe and siena ]

I haven’t posted my own kiddos in a while. They have gotten so big and well, sh*t, that makes me super sad. I didn’t realize when I bought them these t-shirts how perfectly suited they are. “Imperfectly Perfect” and “Rebel.” Yep, that about sums them up. As you can see, they think they’re runway models.

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