We have a winner! I had a group of 6 friends read all the entries and this story received the most votes. It was such a difficult decision as I felt everyone deserved the portrait session. Here is the letter Kristi sent to me:
I read about the contest for the photo giveaway to someone in need and I have the perfect candidate! My mom was diagnose will small cell lung cancer just over a month ago. She is currently going through her second round of chemo and will start radiation next week. We had to shave her head a week ago but she looks beautiful with her new bald head. My mom is single, is unable to work, and is waiting to be approved for Medicaid (to pay all of her medical bills/prescription costs) and Disability/SSI. My sister and I have been trying to take care of her personally and any and all costs that have arisen since her diagnoses. I would love for us to have a photo shoot with her. I think it would be something so special to cherish when she is gone! There is so much more to the story but I thought that I would keep it short and simple! I promise you that my mom is a VERY deserving candidate! Thanks for your consideration!!!!!
I can't wait to meet you and your family, Kristi!