Last week I had the sweetest experience and ran into one of the adorable children I photographed at Camp Hobe this past summer. This cute little boy pointed out to his mom that I was the volunteer photographer that took pictures of his ‘awesome temporary tattoos’ while at summer camp. His mom gave me a giant hug and we cried for a little while in the grocery store. She talked about how he was doing. She talked about the gift and priceless value photography is to her.
Camp Hobe is a special place where children who have cancer and their siblings can go for a little time during the summer. This camp is for kids from the Intermountain West and those going to Primary Children’s Hospital. It’s a place where kids freely talk about what they are experiencing and it is something they can all relate to. Mostly, it’s an opportunity for kids to simply be kids and leave the stress of medical concerns behind. Sometimes it’s visually obvious which children have physical ailments but most of the time it is not. It is a wonderful and humbling experience to be able to give back to families that have gone through so much.