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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.

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

Lorena :: Rhabdomyosarcoma

Lorena is a beautiful 4th grader who just celebrated her 9th birthday! Lorena relapsed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, cancerous (malignant) tumor of the muscles that are attached to the bones. Doctors say Lorena’s cancer is terminal but she does not let this prognosis slow her down. Enjoy all 4th grade has to offer her and happy to be around her new friends.

Words cannot express the love we have for Miss Lorena. Her spirit shines through the darkest situations and she continues to inspire all around her.

 

Photography by Brittany Wilbur and Carrie Anne Miranda

Music licensed by SongFreedom | Hannah Christianson | A Hundred Hearts

Khloe :: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Khloe is still in the process of fighting her leukemia with chemotherapy and hospital vistis, she is a brave little girl with a strong will and a beautiful smile. Her parents spent most of this year in the hospital with  Khloe since being diagnosed in April.  Khloe continues to have her ups and downs and still has a long fight ahead of her but doctors have a very positive outlook for Khloe’s future and recovery!

 

 

Photography by: Carrie Anne Miranda Photography
Music licensed by Song Freedom : The Temptations- My Girl

Everett :: Down Syndrome

A sweet reflection from Everett’s momma, Kathleen:

“Our little Everett was born July 7th, 2011, he was 3 days late. The only reason we went to the hospital that day was because Everett hadn’t been very active and we wanted to make sure he was doing ok. A few hours later we were having an emergency c-section because his heart rate was dropping. He didn’t make a sound when they took him out. I didn’t even get to see him before they rushed him off to the NICU. After a few hours a doctor came up to tell us Everett needed to be rushed to the Children’s Hospital to be on a stronger breathing machine. He also told us Everett had some “unique features”. The way his nose looked, how his eyes were a little too far apart, how his ears were a little low. He wouldn’t come out and say it but we knew what it meant, Down syndrome. It took 2 weeks of breathing machines and 4 more weeks working on feeding before we finally got to bring him home. What we’ve really found amazing though since having Everett is the amount of support there is from the Down syndrome community. The future seemed somewhat bleak before we started meeting other parents, going to groups and events and realizing that we’re actually going to have a pretty exciting adventure ahead of us. We can’t wait to see what each new day brings. ” 
 
 
Music licensed by Song Freedom :: "Must Be" by Cyra Morgan
Photography by Brittany Wilbur
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