Friday, October 3, 2008

Teagan's Celebration of Life

I was honored to help my friend Phil take pictures of his daughter's celebration of life last week. She recently passed from her two-year battle with leukemia. She has been a tough little girl even through this difficult journey and has really inspired many of us to live life to its fullest. My friend and his family have also taught me a lot about love, family, and sacrifice.

The life celebration event took place at Nestldown in Los Gatos. It's a beautiful, peaceful place with amazing landscapes. The day was filled with a number of emotions, from sadness to laughter, from emptiness to hope, and from discouragement to inspiration. Though Teagan has left us, her courageous story will stay with us forever.

Phil and his wife have been training to participate in an endurance event (100-mile bike ride) as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. The Team In Training is raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. If you are interested to support Phil's mission, please visit http://pages.teamintraining.org/sj/solvFnst08/ppesta and donate for a great cause.


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2 comments:

Carol said...

what a touching celebration of a too-brief life! my heart goes out to your friend's family.

snoopyjoanne said...

oh...you didn't mention, i didn't realize she had passed :( it seemed like a lovely celebration and she is cute little girl. i think it's admirable that they are doing a 100-mile bike ride.

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