Beauty in a Princess
Paige *She is Beautiful!*
A couple months ago I photographed an event at The Little Gym of Mason. It was a birthday party celebrating the life of a little girl named Paige who passed away in 2010, at the age of 6.
Paige had been diagnosed with a spinal cord disorder and was in and out of Children's Hospital from the age of 3. Paige had to endure many therapy sessions. Although she had many physical problems, Paige never seemed to let it effect her mental state. When talking to Heather, Paige's mom, she told me of how brightly her spirit shined. Paige was the type of girl that had trouble walking, but took dance class for 3 years. In every single picture I have seen of her, she's had a big beautiful smile on her face!
In May of 2010, Paige started getting sick. Heather figured out pretty quickly that this was not just a regular sickness, but something more serious. She took Paige to the hospital where, shortly after, she passed away. The doctors later figured out that her liver had failed.
Although Paige had been through a lot, her death came very suddenly. After hearing her story, I knew that Paige was a True Beauty taken from this world way too early. I felt so fortunate to meet Heather, along with her 2 other daughters (Paige's big sisters), Grace & Haley. I could tell by the way they all spoke of her that she was a very special girl.
Heather has created a non-profit organization called Paige's Princess Foundation that provides grants to children with physical disabilities. They have done amazing things so far and I know this will continue in honor of Paige.
'Like' Paige's Princess Foundation on Facebook to see all of the amazing things they have done and are doing: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paiges-Princess-Foundation/139761289403824