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The story behind the photo

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The story behind the photo

I've had several questions about the new photo on my page so I thought I'd do a quick blog to explain how that came about.

My wife works for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and both my daughters are patients at the hospital. Needless to say, we are passionate about TSRH. They do orthopedic care for Children, regardless of their ability to pay, this has been the policy for 90 years now.

TSRH partners with Southwest Airlines to fly patients to Dallas for appointments if that is a necessity. This partnership just celebrated their 5 year anniversary and to help celebrate, they brought in a photographer named Robert Fogarty(he's a runner too BTW). Robert does the coolest photoshoots ever. My family was asked to participate in the shoot and we were to write things on our bodies that were inspiring.

Here is the shot of my family

A Reason to Hope are words that my oldest daughter used to describe how she felt about TSRH. TSRH gives children a reason to hope. She also has a mind set of NO LIMITS, which is written on her hands.

This is my oldest daughter and an employee of Southwest Airlines.

This photo bridges the gap. The lady in blue works for Southwest and is the person who actually books the tickets as needed for patients, my wife is the person who coordinates that ticket on the hospital side. They had never met until we walked into the shoot, it was really cool.

This of course is me. We were talking about my story and running with Robert. We came up with the idea to do a shot of me, I love this shot and I'm very proud of it. (I kinda think SUCCESS would make a cool tat, right? :-) )

The photos of my family and my wife were used by Southwest (along with other families) for a promo about the program.

SO there ya have it, the 'story behind the photo'.

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