I did a modeling contest in collaboration with Kate Hana Artistry a few weeks ago and the results are better than I could have ever imagined! Our winner is Kimmie, who is a thyroid cancer survivor and single mom in our community! Isn't she absolutely gorgeous!? She deserved a special night to just focus on feeling beautiful and we had so much fun working with her!
Read Kimmie's inspiring story below!
"On January 4th, my entire world changed when I was diagnosed with Papillary Carcinoma (Thyroid Cancer). I don't think there are even words to describe the amount of fear, anger, bitterness that hit you like a ton of bricks when you hear something like that. My first thought, once the overwhelming WHAT THE HECK settled, was Liam and my second thought was that I was going to be okay. I had heard from enough people who had gone through similar situations that the key was to stay positive and to fight hard to not let it consume you. I had to be strong for Liam. He was and still is priority number one, but more often than not he was the strength I needed to get out of bed every day. It's been over 6 months since I was diagnosed and I can honestly say it changed my life for the better. The way I view life has completely changed. I find strength in my faith, my friends, and my family. I value the relationships in my life and the quiet time that I spend alone. I'm thankful for my son and how much of a light he is in my life and I am thankful that I am still able to enjoy theatre and singing with some of the greatest people I've ever known. Some days it's easy to get caught up in the drama and chaos of life, to take things for granted and think that we'll have tomorrow to do things, but I'm really thankful for the perspective and chance I've been given to appreciate living life day by day!"