Volunteer Work

High Tea Fundraiser at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park, Squamish. BC

An excerpt from The Chief newspaper: “…Once she had delivered her full term, healthy baby girl on Nov 29, 2013, Napier could turn her attention to her own health. She had an operation that removed 95 per cent of the tumour (brain) two months after the baby was born… Napier is a goal oriented person, so she turned her sights on doing the August two-day Ride to Conquer Cancer to help the BC Cancer Foundation… ‘My motivator for that too is… how vulnerable life really is. I always lived life to the fullest, but now it’s reminded me how important it is to seize the moment …. I’m looking forward […]

CMHA Kelowna, Women & Wellness and Common Bond: A Fundraiser

I saw on a local online forum a request for a photographer to volunteer to document the CMHA Kelowna (Canadian Mental Health Association) fundraising event for Women & Wellness. I responded immediately because it’s a cause close to my heart. I have a special aunt who has valiantly  battled mental illness her whole life. Also, during the years that I worked as a pharmacy assistant, I had the privilege of helping many patients and learning a little bit about their struggles. This is a MAJOR issue and I’m thrilled that there’s a group of amazing ladies known as the “Common Bond” who are on a mission to raise funds to support the […]

Portrait: (baby & family) – Kensey, a premie

The Tiny Light Foundation is a non-profit organization that I recently signed up with to volunteer my services. They provide families who have undergone some incredible challenges, with a portrait session. I highly recommend ‘clicking’ the link for more info. 🙂 This little ‘tiny light’ is Kensey. She was born at 26 weeks into pregnancy and when she was 2 weeks old had to undergo minor heart surgery. She later suffered a collapsed lung from a ruptured IV line in her upper arm that leaked TPN fluid into her chest cavity. THEN she was on a ventilator for over two months. At the time of these photos she was 10 months […]

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