A year ago a Northeastern Ohio family had their lives changed forever.  Jeff, Jen, and two of their three girls were riding in their minivan when they crashed.  Jen and the girls were fine but Jeff was injured terribly as is still working hard at recovering.  He cannot walk and is still suffering from brain damage.  I believe with all my heart that (with God’s healing) Jeff will someday return to the man he was but for now this family has many needs.  You can read much more about their story and find out how to help here.  I promise you they are deserving in so many ways.  I met Jen a few months back and I can’t tell you the inspiration she is even through all of this.

In August, there was an auction held to help Jeff and Jen pay off their home.  This would lift a huge weight off their shoulders and ensure they could stay there.  The family below won an Amy Lyn gift card at the auction and I have been so blessed to have met them.  They are a sweet family with an adorably sweet daughter.  I loved spending time with them and I am so glad  to have been able to photograph this time in their lives.  And the best part?  We were able to capture these moments and help Jeff and Jen at the same time.

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