Wish for Kate

Kate's Wish Album came out yesterday and we would like to share her story.

We received a call from one of our Dream Photographers, Lidia (of Oh So Posh Photography, and also a cancer survivor) about a month ago. She flew to Arizona to take these wonderful pictures – and capture amazing memories – of the McRae family whose little girl is fighting brain cancer. The five-year old girl in the picture is Kate.

Kate had already undergone multiple rounds of chemotherapy and was expecting another one soon. Because the treatment destroys her immune system’s ability to fight germs, her brother and sister cannot visit her in the hospital. Lidia and the Dream Album team wanted to create a beautiful album for the family to look at while Kate is in the hospital. 

Take a look at the slide show below (click the arrow to start the show. There is a little bit of waiting before it starts.)

To find out more about Kate you may visit pray for kate, and please also check out Lidia's new venture at This amazing woman created a foundation to help photographers around the world make memories for families with children who have a terminal illness. She would appreciate your support and participation.

We sent out two albums (one for the hospital and one for home) to Kate today and our prayers are with her and her family. If you want to help or donate, please visit the two sites (links available above). 

We are running specials for the Wish Album this week and will donate a portion of our sales to Kate and Tiny Sparrow Foundation. Thank you.


Reader Comments (5)

This is so beautiful and so thoughtful. My heart is crying, my head goes back to days past... May Kate get healthy and conquer the awful disease soon.

12.8.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAvital

such a stunning beautiful book, beautiful photos.

12.9.2009 | Unregistered Commenter{amanda}

hello and well done on your beautiful albums... i am a family photographer and i would love to help children in need acquire a better understanding of their beauty by photographing them for free? is there anyway we could work on this together? tiny sparrow is my inspiration... amzing project... i am based in athens, greece.

i would love to hear from you.

best regards,


So sad that little kids have to go through such hard things. So glad she has a family to lift her up and walk through this with her. These photos were perfect at telling the details of the story, and what a fantastic idea about creating an album for the family who can't be apart of everything with her. Really sad to have to see them walk through something like this. Really glad they have an album to help them to remember the good dreams...

08.31.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa E Earle

What a beautiful idea, both for the gift to the other children in Kate's family and for the hope it can give to another family that is going through troubling times.
My thoughts are with Kate's family.

01.19.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Finch

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