Nine months ago our beautiful baby boy was born after a perfect full term pregnancy.
But just forty five minutes later he passed away from unexpected complications.
Obviously we are devastated beyond words. Our world has been turned upside down and we have felt the depths of despair. It’s a despair that until you lose a child you can never know. A feeling of imploding that I would not wish for anyone to understand, for that would mean they would have journeyed it.
One of my images, of a bond between mother and baby, is currently entered into Canon’s Creative For a Cause competition. Canon Creative for a Cause is a campaign that encourages Australians and New Zealanders to get creative to win AUD$60,000 and NZD$25,000, respectively, to support a cause of their choice.
Canon believes that a single image can change the world.
Although there is a certain amount of ‘talent’ required, the majority of finalists will be selected by public vote.
For that reason, I ask of you to please visit and vote for my image at
Canon – Creative for a Cause, Photo Gallery.
Voting closes on July 10th, 2009 so time is of the essence.
I would also appreciate it if you would ask your friends, family and colleagues, or even strangers in the street to also vote, and to pass the link on to their own, and so it goes.
My selected cause is SIDS.
I hope that you and your loved ones never need to use the services that SIDS and Kids provide.
Unfortunately, we, and many of our new friends, already have. I would love to be able to give back to them.
At the time of writing this, my image is running 4th of over 300 in it’s category. The top 3 voted will be assured a finalists place.
You can vote once per email address, so again I ask for you to copy this to your MySpace, your Facebook, send your people an email, put a sticky note on your forehead… please do whatever it takes to help give something back to SIDS!
To lose an older person is to lose a past. But to lose a child is to lose a future. Hopes and dreams…