This beautiful girl is Siena. Siena was diagnosed with Leukemia on April 6, 2009. After going through chemotherapy, she finished up her final treatment on June 6, 2013. As a result of her treatment, Siena suffers from asthma & ADHD, but, as she enters 1st grade this year, her side effects are all in check!
Siena’s motto throughout treatment was Vini, Vidi, Vici – I came, I saw, I conquered!
This is Siena’s mom, Laura. Laura is such a fun person to be around. She is happy, cheerful, and bubbly. Each year, Laura shaves her head in honor of her daughter’s journey through Leukemia.
In addition to Siena’s diagnosis and treatment, her older brother, Dylan was diagnosed with high-fiunctioning Autism, and her younger brother has gone through 5 surgeries for various ear, nose & throat issues. To say that this Mom is amazing is an understatement. Her dedication to her family is inspiring.
I am so honored to, again, be the one to photograph another St. Baldrick’s family. I am inspired, touched and in awe of what these families go through, how they walk through this fight and how strong they truly are. Thank you, Hernandez family, for letting me photograph your wonderful family. And thank you for another chance to learn more about this amazing community.