What inspired Sweet Nectar Society
In 2010 the Wilbur’s had a health scare with their little princess Juliet. “failure to thrive” A series of tests were conducted to determine the reason for Juliet not growing. After three months of weekly blood work, numerous appointments with specialists, and several serious possibilities Juliet was diagnosed with a hypoactive thyroid and the possibility of having transient hypogammaglobulinemia, an immune disease. With a little medication, and added calories to her daily diet Juliet slowly reached her growth goal and she is now doing very well.
While still unsure what was wrong with her baby, Brittany began taking pictures of every aspect of Juliet’s day to day life; each moment was treasured (more than before. Yes, somehow that was possible). Brittany started thinking of ways she could use photography to give these moments to other families who are going through similar situations.
the seed was planted…
Brittany had been throwing around some ideas for a photo ministry but it was lacking a solid foundation and focus. She started praying for guidance and brainstorming possibilities. One night while Brittany was at dinner with her family a woman came up to her and asked to take a picture of her short hair style. It was apparent this woman was upset, she then shared her story:
Her 3 year old Abigail, had just been diagnosed with cute lymphoblastic leukemia (A.L.L.) and would be starting chemotherapy very soon which would lead to hair loss. The mother, Marietta, wanted to cut her hair as a way to support her daughter.
After she snapped the pic with her phone, Marietta returned to her table. Tears welted up in Brittany’s eyes as she looked at her husband, this was the answer she had been waiting for. Brittany excused herself from the table and made her way to Marietta.
“I would like to offer your family a photo session…”
What happened next can only be described as a God thing, Marietta cried as she told Brittany she had just put a request on a prayer wall that morning, that she wanted a family photo session before Abigail started treatment.
Sweet Nectar Society was formed…
Sweet Nectar Society is a new organization that brings together a network of talented photographers throughout Central California for one important mission—to capture the hope, courage, and strength of children undergoing treatment for serious illnesses, disabilities and injuries, and provide their families with lasting memories.