Monday, January 21, 2008

Bravery


This is my cousin's daughter, Brittney, and she's been featured on this blog several times. Last May she was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in her cerebellum. She's been through surgery to have it removed and is now fighting a long hard battle to beat this completely. She has shown such great strength that I wanted to acknowledge it here. We're all very proud of her.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful picture.

Jen Ruttenburg said...

What a gorgeous picture. I admire her strength.

nic said...

absolutely beautiful

Marya said...

Wow! What a powerful and incredibly, stunning photograph. This really show's Brittney's strength.

cousin vicki said...

YOU make me proud....

Tif said...

Thank you for this...beautiful!!

jill said...

Brittney! Oh, she looks gorgeous! What a face.

John T. Quinn 3rd said...

dude. this is magnificent.

Anonymous said...

Brittney's image makes me think of an Egyptian queen, strong and wise. Laura Rusch

Brittneys Dad said...

I wish my head looked that good shaved :-) Love you Brittney

Holli said...

Stunning... and so strong.

What an incredible example to us all.

Kimberly M. Zamlich said...

I think this is one of your most powerful portraits. I'm amazed she would let you take her photo; let alone post such a personal story.

Ry's Photo Blog said...

Thanks to all of you for your comments. I'm glad this photo had such an impact, and that people understood what I was going for. Britney is only 19 years old, but has shown the maturity and strength of someone far older. She's amazing.