Peterborough based mostly photographers are planning a pay-what-you can session in help of a four-year-old Peterborough woman battling Leukemia.
The husband-and-wife duo — Sarah and Logan Hiltz — stated they initially came upon about Ellie Bell’s analysis proper earlier than Christmas through a Fb publish made by her mom, Jess Bell.
“Once we first heard about Jess and Luke’s scenario with Ellie, we have been sitting round preparing for our household’s Christmas dinner. To suppose that we have now two daughters the identical age and the way that could possibly be our household that is not with the ability to put together for Christmas the way in which we wish to, that basically affected us,” Logan stated.
“And being somebody so near us, somebody that we have labored with on a continuing foundation that we have to know on a extra private stage, that simply actually hit arduous listening to that.”
Sarah and Logan established their pictures enterprise in 2018. Sarah stated they’d their first occasion proper round Christmas time that yr that the Bell household attended.
“They have been our purchasers ever since and so they’ve turn into associates by the method,” Sarah stated.
Based on a GoFundMe created for Ellie, she initially skilled a excessive fever which in the end resulted in an RSV analysis, forcing her to be admitted to PRHC. As issues obtained progressively worse, her and her household have been supposedly taken by ambulance to SickKids Hospital.
After a number of checks and procedures, on Dec. 16, simply 4 days after Ellie’s fourth birthday, she was recognized with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia.
“Ellie simply began JK this yr, and we came upon as we speak that her remedy shall be two to a few years lengthy, relying on additional testing and the way the most cancers reacts along with her remedy protocol,” wrote Jess within the GoFundMe.
“She shall be on a cocktail of chemo drugs and steroids for the foreseeable future. Sadly, Ellie will be unable to return to high school till into subsequent yr as she shall be very immune compromised whereas she receives her therapies.”
Jess famous that her and her husband Luke shall be taking loads of time without work of labor to make sure Ellie makes all of her appointments and has the help she wants “by what is going to absolutely be essentially the most tough factor she’s going to ever endure as a younger baby.”
With all proceeds going towards the household, on Jan. 29, Sarah and Logan shall be operating a day of pay-what-you-can classes at Harold City Conservation Space in Peterborough. The classes shall be between 5 to 10 minutes lengthy and shall be on a first-come-first-serve foundation.
For many who can’t make it on the twenty ninth, Sarah is encouraging people to help the household by making a donation to the GoFundMe through https://www.gofundme.com/f/our-sweet-ellie.
Any funds raised by the pictures classes and the GoFundMe will go towards serving to Ellie’s mother and father whereas they take time without work work, journey bills from going to-and-from SickKids — two hours from their residence — lodging for weeklong stays, meals and maintaining payments up-to-date at residence. Ellie additionally has a one-year-old brother, Weston, who will should be cared for too.
Logan stated he and Sarah have been so lucky to have obtained the next they’ve to this point.
“And to have everybody be so supportive of not solely our enterprise, however of the causes that matter to us,” he stated. “We simply hope that different individuals with audiences, huge or small, also can use that to make optimistic modifications on the earth.”
For extra details about the pictures session go to https://www.fb.com/sarahhiltzphotography.