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  • Our Sweet Cause

    Sweet Nectar Society is an organization that brings together a network of professional photographers to capture the hope, courage, and strength of children undergoing treatment for serious illnesses, disabilities and injuries.

    A professional photography session is given to capture the beautiful spirit of each child. The gift of a bound coffee table book as well as the images from the session are presented to each family to ensure these precious memories are forever cherished. Each child's story is featured on our website to inspire viewers with the remarkable hope, courage, and strength shown by our "sweeties".

    The Sweet Nectar Society team has become a voice for childhood illness and disability by joining forces with other charitable organizations to raise awareness and encourage others to make a difference.

Madelene :: Axonal Peripheral Neuropathy

Madelene’s parents feels blessed each day they have their family together. Mady was diagnosed with axonal peripheral neuropathy and recently hospitalized for chronic lung disease. During her hospitalization Mady was intubated, and two days later she stopped breathing. This was her families worst nightmare, but thankfully doctors and specialists at Children’s Hospital Central California moved quickly giving this sweetie a tracheostomy, feeding tube and ultimately saving her life. Madelene continues to go to physical therapy in order to improve and maintain her muscle strength. Madelene is able to raise her hands and legs against gravity which is an amazing accomplishment for Miss Mady.

 

Photography by Brittany Wilbur

Music licensed by Song Freedom |  APM : Dream

Joey :: microcephaly, cerebral palsy, cortex visual impairment, global developmentally delayed

Joe is a sweet little boy that was adopted at 18 months old. He is diagnosed with microcephaly, cerebral palsy, cortex visual impairment, global developmentally delayed, and was considered failure to thrive. His mom said, “It was like getting a 16 pound newborn who was unable to do anything except suck his thumb.” Joey was given a new chance at life when he was placed into an environment that encouraged progress and he is now thriving beyond anyones expectations. Joey is not five years old and adores life. He has a beautiful spirit and contagious smile. Joey’s family says he has brought more love and joy into their family than words could ever say… I hope these pictures give you glimpse of this special little guy.

Photography by Brittany Wilbur Photography

Music licensed by SongFreedom | Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band : Explorer

Amari :: Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) | Cerebral Palsy

Amari turned 5 years old this September. At six months old she was diagnosed with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), shortly after her initial diagnosis it was confirmed she has cerebral palsy and complete hearing loss in her right ear.

Congenial cytomegalovirus is a virus that can cause birth defects and developmental disabilities such as deafness, blindness, cerebral palsy, mental and physical disables, and seizures. CMV is the most common viral cause of birth defects, one in every one hundred fifty children are born with CMV. It is important to educate yourself on CMV prevention, if you’d like to learn more please check out this fact sheet on CMV.

Amari’s parents were at first taken back with their baby girls diagnosis, they wanted to do everything in their power to make her better. It did not take long for them to realize Amari would be the one helping them; she has taught them strength, courage and what dedication truly means. Amari is an amazing young girl who gives everything she has to achieve her goals. Her parents are so proud to have such an exceptional child and cherish each day with their little blessing. 

Photography by Brittany Wilbur and Carrie Anne Miranda

Music licensed by SongFreedom

Aroura :: Acute Myeliod Leukemia (AML)

Aroura is a beautiful 6 year old little girl whose eyes sparkle brighter than the stars in the sky. Aroura is a loving big sister who also adores animals, especially her grey kitty whose photos decorate her hospital room walls. Aroura was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeliod Leukemia and has begun chemo therapy at Children’s Hospital Central California. When doctors told Aroura she would be loosing her hair it was very hard for this princess to understand. Her mom said she has only had her hair cut twice since birth. When she began to see her hair thin and start to fall out  she decided it was time to shave her hair. Aroura has shown amazing strength in this decision and has embraced her new beautiful bald style.

 

Photography by Brittany Wilbur 

Music licensed by Song Freedom :: Ian Britt – Believe

 

Savanah :: Down Syndrome

Spunky Sweetheart | Savanah is an inspiration to all who meet her and she has spent the past 5 years surpassing all expectations. She just graduated from preschool which was a very proud moment for her family. Savanah has two younger sisters who she adores and loves to teach the ways of this world, including:  ABC’s, coloring, and teaching them all of the colors of the rainbow. Savanah has brought many blessings to her family and we LOVE her playful spirit.

 

Photography by Brittany Wilbur and Carrie Anne Miranda

Music Licensed by SongFreedom.com | Whitton :: I Feel in Love

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