Sweet three-year-old Olivia knows more about hospitals, medicine, pace makers and oxygen than most adults. She just completed her third open heart surgery.
“Andrew and Sarah were anxiously awaiting the birth of their second child, and went in for the ultrasound to find out the gender. They found out they were having another girl and we’re excited but they also left the ultrasound with trepidation. Something was possibly wrong with their baby and they had to schedule an ultrasound at primary children’s. Well, it turned out that the babe, Olivia, was diagnosed with HLHS (Hyposplastic left heart syndrome) so basically half of her heart wasn’t developing.”
“For HLHS there are three main open heart surgeries that the babies/kids have to go through. One when they are about a week old, one when they are about a year, and an other when they are about three. Livie is a stubborn one and has done well with her two surgeries with some setbacks a long they way. She is “broken” and yet she is beautiful and has so much strength. It hasn’t been easy and won’t be easy but her parents and older sister have handled their part of the trial well too.” – Passion Project Nomination from Olivia’s Aunt Cynthia
PASSION PROJECT | “THE STRUGGLE IS PART OF THE STORY”
I am a storyteller with a passion for documenting life. The good and the bad. My Passion Project is meant to provide individuals and families with memories. Photos that they can look back on, share and inspire others with. My goal is to turn hard trials into beautiful stories of strength, filled with all the raw emotions.
Kylee started Kylee Ann Photography 9 years ago, and has since grown from a one woman amateur show to a full associate team. We shoot 50-75 weddings a year, and thrive on kindness and service. After a year of teaching Intro to Photography at the local technical college, she discovered that helping other entrepreneurs create thriving businesses is what fires her up! She hosts semi-annual Kylee Ann Sleepovers all over the US, speak at conferences and teach online courses about running a small business and marketing.
September 24, 2015