Rae's mom Lauren is a cutting edge Neurology Veterinarian at South Paws Veterinary Specialists in Fairfax, Virginia.  Lauren contacted me shortly after her darling girl Raesynette was diagnosed with lung cancer. They came to find out about Rae's lung cancer in the craziest way...  Rae gets to go to work with her mama every day and at South Paws they got a brand new, state of the art scanner.  The staff was super excited to test it out and Rae (being the sweetheart she is) volunteered to be guinea pig.  Thank goodness Rae did - the excitement quickly turned to shock when the scan results revealed that Rae was in the very early stages of lung cancer - so early that it's extremely rare to catch lung cancer at that stage.  It was a miracle that they found it when they did.  After looking at all the options, Lauren and her colleagues decided to remove Rae's entire left lung.  They met up with me for a session two weeks later (just a day after one of Rae's chemo treatments) to capture and document their relationship.

I had so much fun with these two and I'm pretty sure that you can plainly see in the images below just how much these adore each other.  The photographs of Rae running below were her first time running since her lung removal.  You can't look at Rae's happy go lucky, sweet, smiling face and tell me that you're NOT in complete awe.  That girl is a champ!

I'm THRILLED to report that Rae finished her chemo about a month ago (HOORAY!!!!), is cancer free (YES!!!) and doing really well!

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