Once in a while, you come across amazing – and that is how I would describe this mom and son. You see, ever since I have known Tammy, she’s always bright, always smiling and looking for the silver lining in every rain cloud. You’d never know that Tammy has seen some dark hours, pacing the hallways of Sick Kids Hospital as her pride and joy – seven year old Jackson has had brain surgery nine times in his short life. Jackson was diagnosed with hydrocephalus about four years ago. This is a condition where there is a build up of cerebral spinal fluid in the brain and is treated by surgically implanting a shunt to drain excess fluid.
Imagine yourself in her shoes and thinking if your child had to undergo nine brain surgeries. It’s unfathomable and I have the deepest empathy for her. As I was working on her gallery, I came across this quote, ” Sometimes the things we cannot change, end up changing us.” I suspect for Tammy and Jackson, it has given them a deeper sense of gratitude for life and for each other. For me – it makes me realize so many things, one of which is that I am grateful to know both of them and that I can learn from their strength and courage. Love you guys! Enjoy looking at these celebrations of your love!