i think i met terri when i reached out to her about her dreads. but i actually might have met her (pre-dreads) because of her wonderful film photography. can't really remember (because i have a terrible memory). but i do know that we became friends on facebook. i always knew she was special. and then terri and julie came to visit me last year, in kansas. and our friendship has just continued to grow. yes, she really is that special...and more. a few weeks ago, terri shared the news that tom was diagnosed with a slow-growing follicular lymphoma. while slow-growing might sound better, it's actually not. it means it's been around longer. and often tougher to combat. six rounds of chemo are in tom's immediate future. he begins round two tomorrow.
as soon as i heard of tom's diagnosis, i knew i had to get out there, to photograph the fischer family. to capture all the magic that they are. i tried to get out there immediately after i heard but lots of factors prevented me from doing so. but last weekend, everything fell into place (much thanks to the women of the witches brew) and i was able to travel to wisconsin to photograph the fischer family.
i'm not really sure how to do justice to the amazing family that they are. but i'm hoping that photos will show what i am not able to put into words...
I LOVE YOU FISCHER FAMILY!!
also, please check out terri's t-shirts, for sale on etsy. she's saving the money to send tom on a dream-come-true fly fishing trip in alaska...once he's in remission and has beaten this beast (like seriously kicked it's ass kind of beaten). we HAVE to believe that that is the way this will all end up, right?!!!
i'm a proud owner of both an "i heart mr. fischer" t-shirt and a goddess t-shirt. it's obvious how cool the t-shirts are but they're also seriously great quality. i love my t-shirts.
a special thanks to julie, who opened up her house to me, while in WI...and drove me everywhere. you are such a magical soul. thank you for your friendship. thank you for everything.
p.s. cancer fucking sucks!!